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UNDP to support Sri Lanka in achieving Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP to support Sri Lanka in achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Rescue efforts under way after earthquake kills more than 2,300 in Turkey and Syria

A powerful, 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighbouring Syria on Monday, killing more than 2,300 people and injuring thousands more as it toppled hundreds of buildings and trapped residents under mounds of rubble or pancaked floors. MORE..

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Sri Lanka

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Sri Lanka today on an official visit. MORE..

Sri Lanka offers assistance to Turkey after deadly earthquake

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Ali Sabry says that on the instructions of President Ranil Wickremesinghe, he contacted the Foreign Ministry of Turkey and offered assistance for search and rescue. MORE..

Second earthquake strikes Turkey as death toll nears 1,500

A second powerful earthquake has rocked Turkey as the death toll from an earlier shock nears 1,500 across the transcontinental country and neighbouring Syria. MORE..

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9 Sri Lankans living in Turkey’s earthquake-affected areas are safe – envoy

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Ankara says that all nine Sri Lankans believed to be in the earthquake-affected areas of Turkey are safe and that 08 of them have already been traced. MORE..

CoI investigating preceding rights probes and findings submit synopsis of final report

Supreme Court Justice and Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the findings of preceding commissions and committees, A.H.M.D. Nawaz today submitted a synopsis of the recommendations in the draft final report of the commission, to President Ranil Wickremesinghe. MORE..

Death toll soars past 1,300 after major earthquake rocks Syria and Turkey

A strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, killing more than 1,300, injuring thousands more and setting off a frantic search for survivors trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. MORE..

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Darshana Handungoda released on bail

Sri Lankan YouTuber and political vlogger Dharshana Handungoda, who was arrested by the CID last night, has been released by the Fort Magistrate under two surety bails. MORE..

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Laugfs LP gas prices also increased

Laugfs Gas company announced that the prices of its domestic LP gas cylinders has been increased with effect from midnight today (06 February). MORE..

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  Women’s T20 WC: Sri Lanka edge to two-run victory over Ireland in warm-up

Women’s T20 WC: Sri Lanka edge to two-run victory over Ireland in warm-up

Pak refuse travel to India for WC if Asia Cup 2023 moves out of Pakistan

Susanthika appointed consultant to SL women’s cricket team

Sri Lanka squad for 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup named

India beat England to win the inaugural Women’s U19 T20 World Cup title

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Sri Lanka has initiated an action plan to ensure a Green Economy by 2050 – President

Sri Lanka has initiated an action plan to ensure a Green Economy by 2050 – President

Laugfs LP gas prices increased

Govt to reach final decision on importing eggs within two weeks - Trade Minister

Tense situation as police intervene to stop protest march by trade union leaders

Police hunt for 'Kattadiya' who raped 11-year-old girl in Opatha

Man murders his two children and takes his own life over dispute with wife

Laugfs LP gas prices also increased (English)

Sri Lankan billionaire Onesh Subasinghe found dead in Jakarta (English)

Sajith predicts the 'elephant-crow' alliance will win 'zero seats' in CMC (English)

'What is more valuable, fuel or knowledge?' - Anura Kumara (English)

Suspect arrested over death of businessman in Pelawatte reveals motive behind murder

More details emerge after 'suspicious' death of Sri Lankan billionaire in Jakarta

Sajith predicts the 'elephant-crow' alliance will win 'zero seats' in CMC

Sri Lankan billionaire Onesh Subasinghe found dead in Jakarta

Technology

Democratic senator urges Apple and Google to ban TikTok from their app stores

Democratic senator urges Apple and Google to ban TikTok from their app stores

WhatsApp working on Calling shortcut feature for Android: Report

WhatsApp working on Calling shortcut feature for Android: Report

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

Entertainment

Beyonce breaks all-time Grammy record, Harry Styles wins for best album

Beyonce breaks all-time Grammy record, Harry Styles wins for best album

Alec Baldwin charged with involuntary manslaughter in film set shooting

Alec Baldwin charged with involuntary manslaughter in film set shooting

Film academy reviewing Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

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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