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University entrance cut-off marks for 2021 A/L exam out today

University entrance cut-off marks for 2021 A/L exam out today

Minister Sabry calls on USAID administrator

Foreign Minister Ali Sabry, calling on USAID Administrator Samantha Power in Washington DC, has held discussions on obtaining further assistance to Sri Lanka. MORE..

Water supply for parts of Colombo interrupted tonight

The water supply for parts of Colombo will be interrupted at 10.00 p.m. today (Dec. 02) for 15 hours, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) says. MORE..

Japan extends grant assistance for humanitarian demining in north & east

The government of Japan has provided a total sum of USD 648,148 (approximately Rs. 232 million) to the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) for humanitarian demining activities in the North and East Sri Lanka. MORE..

Fairly heavy rainfall above 75mm in several provinces

Showers or thundershowers will occur in Northern and Eastern provinces and in Hambantota district, the Department of Meteorology says. MORE..

Wanindu reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

Sri Lanka player Wanindu Hasaranga has been handed an official reprimand for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third ODI of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series against Afghanistan in Pallekele on Wednesday. MORE..

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Act on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment to be presented to Parliament soon – President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that a bill on gender equality and women’s empowerment will be submitted to Parliament soon and he has instructed the women parliamentarians’ caucus to prepare the bill. MORE..

Sri Lanka targeting 1.5 million tourist arrivals next year

Sri Lanka aims to attract nearly 1.5 million tourists in 2023, Minister of Tourism Harin Fernando said, adding that their main focus lies for the year 2024. MORE..

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Tuition class teacher accused of rape arrested

Police have arrested a tuition class teacher over an alleged incident of raping a 15-year-old girl in the Pannala area. MORE..

Special notice on third term of schools

The Ministry of Education says December 02 (Friday) will be a holiday for all government and government-approved private schools in the country. MORE..

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Sri Lanka targeting 1.5 million tourist arrivals next year (English)

Sri Lanka targeting 1.5 million tourist arrivals next year (English)

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An increase in HIV and STD infections among Sri Lanka's youth compared to last year

President to appoint task force to prevent illicit drugs from entering schools

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Technology

YouTube fixes crash issues on iOS app, after receiving complaints

YouTube fixes crash issues on iOS app, after receiving complaints

Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising

Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising

Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant

Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

Trump snubs Twitter after Musk announces reactivation of ex-president’s account

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Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies aged 79

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies aged 79

Clarence Gilyard, ‘Top Gun’ And ‘Die Hard’ Star, Dies At 66

Clarence Gilyard, ‘Top Gun’ And ‘Die Hard’ Star, Dies At 66

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Irene Cara, star of 1980s classics ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance,’ dead at 63

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu jailed to 13 years for sex crimes

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu jailed to 13 years for sex crimes

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