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Mahinda Rajapaksa named new Prime Minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa named new Prime Minister

Power failure causes 12-hour water cut

The water supply to several areas was interrupted due to a sudden disruption of power supply to the Biyagama Water Purification Plant, stated the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB). MORE..

Indian External Affairs Minister calls on Opposition Leader

Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar has paid a courtesy visit to Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE..

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Prime Minister steps down

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to step down from his position as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka a short while ago.

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Sajith blamed for govt.’s shortcomings - Harin

The blame for the shortcomings of the government were laid on Sajith Premadasa, says United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Harin Fernando. MORE..

All governors informed to tender resignations

The Presidential Secretariat has informed all Provincial Governors to resign from their respective posts. MORE..

Eleven homes damaged as Tornado hits Wanduramba

Eleven houses were partially damaged due to a tornado situation that hit the Medakimbiya area in Wanduramba, Galle. MORE..

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New Defence Secretary takes office

Major General (Retired) Kamal Gunaratne today (20) assumed duties as the new Secretary to the Defence Ministry. MORE..

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Price of bread hiked from midnight

It has been decided to temporarily hike the price of a 450 g loaf of bread by Rs 5 from midnight today (20), stated the Chairman of the All Ceylon Bakery Owners’ Association N. K. Jayawardena. MORE..

Parliament Business Committee to meet tomorrow

The Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has given instruction to convene a meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business tomorrow (21). MORE..

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Malinga shelves retirement plan, to continue for 2 years

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Feds blame distracted test driver in Uber self-driving car death

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Google in talks to move into banking

Xiaomi smartphone has 108 megapixel camera

Xiaomi smartphone has 108 megapixel camera

PUBG-rival Apex Legends is coming to mobile next year

PUBG-rival Apex Legends is coming to mobile next year

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Critical Injuries 2 6 6
Injuries 0 8 8
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Assault 0 0 0
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Jack the Ripper victims’ biography wins top UK nonfiction prize

Jack the Ripper victims’ biography wins top UK nonfiction prize

Joker becomes first R-rated film to make $1bn

Joker becomes first R-rated film to make $1bn

400 year old Botticelli masterpiece rediscovered in Cardiff

400 year old Botticelli masterpiece rediscovered in Cardiff

‘Sesame Street’ celebrates 50 years of education and humor, diversity and inclusion

‘Sesame Street’ celebrates 50 years of education and humor, diversity and inclusion

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