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Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawns today; ‘Punya Kaalaya’ begins

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Man shot in Sydney mall after reports of mass stabbing

A man was shot at a mall in Sydney on Saturday following reports of multiple people stabbed, police in the city said. MORE..

Sri Lankan rupee outpaces emerging market currencies in Q1 2024

In the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, Sri Lankan rupee (LKR) emerged as the top-performing currency among emerging markets, boasting a remarkable spot return of over 7%, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said citing Bloomberg market data.

Joe Biden expects Iran to attack Israel ‘sooner than later’

US President Joe Biden says he expects Iran to attack Israel “sooner than later”, as fears grow of Iranian retaliation over an air strike that killed top commanders early this month. MORE..

Two injured in shooting at a house party in Hambegamuwa

Two people have been injured in a shooting incident reported in Hambegamuwa area on Friday night (12). MORE..

Derailed train causes delays on Coastal Line

A train has derailed at the Kalutara South railway station on Saturday morning (13), Ada Derana learns. MORE..

Parts of the island to receive fairly heavy rains of about 75mm

Several spells of light showers are expected in Northern and Eastern provinces while showers or thundershowers are possible at a few places in North-central, Central and Uva provinces and elsewhere of the island after 2.00 p.m. today (13). MORE..

Norway’s health minister resigns after plagiarism accusation

Norway’s health minister resigned Friday, the second Norwegian government member to step down this year amid allegations they plagiarized academic works. MORE..

Couple arrested for trying to travel to Sri Lanka using fake passports

A couple who tried to travel to Sri Lanka using fake passports were arrested in the Chennai airport, Indian media reported today. MORE..

Uncertainty over elections could risk Sri Lanka’s economic recovery: ADB

The “uncertainty” over the impending elections in Sri Lanka will cause a possible downward trend in the country’s economic outlook, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said. MORE..

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Mendis, Mathews move up in ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings

Mendis, Mathews move up in ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings

Player registration for LPL 2024 begins

IPL 2024: Sri Lanka’s Vijayakanth Viyaskanth joins SRH as replacement for Wanindu Hasaranga

World Netball bans transgender athletes from competing at international level

MCC Annual Cricket Fiesta 2024: Fostering collaboration through sports

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Sri Lanka to reform primary healthcare with World Bank funding - Health Secretary (English)

Sri Lanka to reform primary healthcare with World Bank funding - Health Secretary (English)

Heavy rainfall experienced across the country (English)

Scientific perspective on the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year (English)

ADB urges Sri Lanka to promote private sector participation through consistent policies (English)

MJP leader Dilith Jayaweera calls attention to lack of resources in govt. schools (English)

CPC assures uninterrupted fuel supply during Avurudu season (English)

Japan extends grant to strengthen facilities at BIA and Colombo Port (English)

Sri Lanka shows signs of recovery but must maintain reform momentum: ADB (English)

Appeals Court to decide on Keheliya’s petition against remand order (English)

President Ranil's message for Eid al-Fitr (English)

Modara 'Randiya Uyana' housing complex declared open; 294 housing units for Kajimawatta fire victims (English)

Hambantota International Port kicks off container operations (English)

Modara ' Randiya Uyana' housing complex declared open; 294 housing units for Kajimawatta fire victims

Additional buses, trains up and running as large crowds return to hometowns for Avurudu

Technology

Apple warns of ‘mercenary spyware attack’ on users in India, 91 other countries

Apple warns of ‘mercenary spyware attack’ on users in India, 91 other countries

Alibaba Cloud announces price cut on products powered by offshore data centers

Alibaba Cloud announces price cut on products powered by offshore data centers

Apple lays off more than 600 workers in California in its first major round of post-pandemic cuts

Apple lays off more than 600 workers in California in its first major round of post-pandemic cuts

Google to delete incognito search data to end privacy suit

Google to delete incognito search data to end privacy suit

Entertainment

K-pop singer Park Bo-ram dies aged 30; cause of death under investigation

K-pop singer Park Bo-ram dies aged 30; cause of death under investigation

O.J. Simpson: Football star turned celebrity murder defendant dead at 76

O.J. Simpson: Football star turned celebrity murder defendant dead at 76

Actor Jonathan Majors avoids jail time for assaulting his ex-girlfriend

Actor Jonathan Majors avoids jail time for assaulting his ex-girlfriend

Fans mark 50 years since ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ won at Eurovision Song Contest

Fans mark 50 years since ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ won at Eurovision Song Contest

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Exchange Rates

2024-04-10

Country

Buying

Selling

USA
U.S.Dollar
293.6852 303.3335
UK
Sterling Pound
370.9028 385.8815
Europe
Euro
317.3213 330.7221
Switzerland
Swiss Franc
322.7338 338.1009
Canada
Canadian Dollar
215.1799 224.8117
Australia
Australian Dollar
192.6438 202.7214
Singapore
Singapore Dollar
216.7634 227.1250
Japan
Japanese Yen
1.9279 2.0078

Country

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Bahrain Dinar 792.2627
Kuwait Dinar 971.4275
Oman Rial 775.8097
Qatar Riyal 81.8849
Saudi Arabia Riyal 79.6276
UAE Dirham 81.3286