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Permanent solution to the garbage problem

President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized that the present Government will provide a permanent solution to the garbage problem. He said during a function at...

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Minister Mangala Samaraweera reveals of a conspiracy to put the Government...

Minister Mangala Samaraweera has pointed out that an abduction attempt made opposite the Organization of Professional Association’s Office was a conspiracy mooted to denigrate...

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Asian Bar Association Summit commences

Chairmen’s Summit of the Asia Bar Association commenced under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe. The Prime Minster pointed...

Steps have been taken to eradicate Dengue methodically

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that steps have been taken to control Dengue methodically and to eradicate the disease from the country. The Prime...

Government has no intention to arrest war heroes

State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardena says that the Government has no need to arrest any war heroes. During a media briefing at the UNP...

Two suspects arrested in connection to Nallur shooting

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting in Nallur, Jaffna yesterday. Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that Police are conducting...

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Austin Fernando assumes office as Chairman of TRCSL

President’s Secretary Austin Fernando has assumed office as the new Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka. He took over the...

Over 370 IS suspects jailed in Iraq

More than 370 Islamic State suspects are being held in bad conditions at a prison south of Mosul. According to an officer working in...

Heavy rainfall causes disruption in Istanbul

Heavy rainfall caused floods in Istanbul, inundating roads, underpasses and subway lines and causing havoc in the city. Several vehicles were stranded in the...

First double hand transplant involving a child declared a success

After almost 11 hours of surgery involving four teams of doctors, Zion Harvey had earned his place in medical history. The eight-year-old had become...

Sports

Women’s World Cup: Heather Knight relishes England’s progress to Lord’s final

Captain Heather Knight paid tribute to the progress England have made after a tense win over South Africa booked their place in Sunday's World...

Chris Froome retains lead as Michael Matthews takes second win

Michael Matthews won his second stage of the Tour de France with victory on stage 16, as Britain's Chris Froome retained the leader's yellow...

Sebastien Loeb loses eight hours as he crashes in Silk Way Rally

The Silk Way Rally returned for a dramatic Stage Nine from Urumqi to Hami. After rest day, the drivers raced for the first time...

Froome retains yellow jersey as Mollema wins stage 15

Britain's Chris Froome brilliantly recovered from a puncture to defend his slender Tour de France lead from a blistering attack on stage 15. Froome...

Entertainment

Despacito breaks global streaming record (Video)

Luis Fonsi's Despacito has become the most-streamed song of all time, just six months after it was released. The hit single has been played...

“Pilgrimage” scheduled for general release next month

“Pilgrimage” is an Irish medieval thriller film. A group of monks undertake a pilgrimage to transport their monastery's holiest relic to Rome. When the...

Jodie Whittaker as first woman in Doctor Who title role

The BBC revealed Jodie Whittaker as the next star of the long-running science fiction series "Doctor Who" the first woman to take the title...

Jab Harry Met Sejal

Jab Harry Met Sejal is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy film written and directed by Imtiaz Ali. It features Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka...