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Sri Lanka seeks to boost ties with Saudi Arabia and Gulf nations

Sri Lanka seeks to boost ties with Saudi Arabia and Gulf nations

10 children killed after boat carrying students capsizes in Pakistan

In a tragic incident, ten children died when a boat capsized on Sunday in northwest Pakistan, as reported by the news agency AFP. MORE..

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PUCSL chairman issues scathing response to Energy Minister

Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), Janaka Rathnayake says that legal action will be initiated from tomorrow (Jan. 30) regarding the officials who have failed to implement a decision given by an independent commission. MORE..

Rainy conditions to enhance over the island from tomorrow

The Meteorology Department says there is a higher possibility of rainy conditions enhancing over the island starting from tomorrow (Jan. 30). MORE..

Novak Djokovic wins 10th Australian Open title and record-equalling 22nd slam

Novak Djokovic has claimed his 10th Australian Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title overall by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas to equal Rafael Nadal at the top of the men’s all-time standings. MORE..

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285 suspects nabbed with narcotics in joint raids by tri-forces and police

A total of 285 suspects have been arrested during a seven-hour joint operation carried out by the Police Special Task Force (STF), Police, Army, and the Air Force in the Western and Southern provinces. MORE..

Veteran dramatist and screen writer K.B. Herath passes away

Veteran Sri Lankan dramatist and screenwriter K.B. Herath has passed away this morning (Jan. 29) at the age of 81. MORE..

Two dead, 03 injured in clash over paddy land in Pulmoddai

Two persons have been reported dead, while 03 others have been injured following a clash between two groups in the Pump House area of Pulmoddai, the Police said. MORE..

Passenger bus in Pakistan crashes, catches fire killing 40

A passenger bus crashed into a pillar and fell off a bridge, catching fire and killing 40 people in southern Pakistan on Sunday, a government official said. MORE..

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Govt. Printer yet to receive Gazette to commence LG election process

The Department of Government Information (DGI) says that the Gazette notification to commence the Local Government Election process, with the signatures of the Chairman and other members of the Election Commission, has still not been sent to the Government Printer for publication. MORE..

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Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Microsoft Outlook, Teams down for thousands of users

Microsoft Outlook, Teams down for thousands of users

Google axing 12,000 jobs, as tech industry layoffs widen

Google axing 12,000 jobs, as tech industry layoffs widen

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Wikipedia needs different safety rules, says foundation

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Film academy reviewing Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

Justin Bieber sells music rights for $200 mn

Justin Bieber sells music rights for $200 mn

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Oscars 2023: ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ leads nominations

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French city asks Madonna to lend painting it lost in World War

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