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Government to amend the Press Council Act

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa stated that if Sri Lanka Post would look at how the international delivery and postal services operate and identify its untapped potential it can become a major contributor to the national economy. MORE..

Couple visiting Magazine Prison caught with heroin

A couple visiting an inmate at the Magazine Prison in Colombo has been taken into custody by the Prison Intelligence. MORE..

Youngsters scammed into paying money in promise of Justice Ministry jobs

A scam defrauding the public by promising employment at the Ministry of Justice has come into light, the Ministry said issuing a statement, today (30). MORE..

Second term school holidays to start on Oct 09

All governments will close for the second term vacation on the 09th of October 09, 2020, stated the Ministry of Education. MORE..

Five new cases of Covid-19 reported

Five new cases of novel coronavirus have been reported increasing the total number of cases detected in Sri Lanka to 3,379. MORE..

ASEAN Ambassadors commend govt for combating COVID-19

The Ambassadors of five countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have commended the government for successfully combatting the COVID-19 threat in Sri Lanka. MORE..

Tensions mount as Armenia, Azerbaijan continue fighting

Armenian and Azeri forces have exchanged fierce fire for a second day over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, with both sides accusing each other of using heavy artillery amid reports of at least 21 deaths and hundreds of people being injured. MORE..

India’s Vice President tests positive for COVID-19

Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu tested positive for Covid-19 in a routine test on Tuesday morning. He is asymptomatic and has been advised home quarantine. MORE..

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Armed robbers make away with Rs 30 mn from businessman’s home

A residence of a businessman at the Akkarapanaha area in Katana has been robbed by an armed gang, stated the Police. MORE..

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Lanka Premier League’s start pushed back

Lanka Premier League’s start pushed back

Bangladesh tour of Sri Lanka postponed again

Royals complete record IPL run chase with Tewatia’s six spree

COVID-19 hits ICC HQ in Dubai, employees to work from home

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones dies aged 59

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Only a commercial transaction between Sri Lanka and China - President

Only a commercial transaction between Sri Lanka and China - President

Two arrested for pelting stones at Sajith's meeting

CCTV: armed robbery at businessman's house in Katana

Air Force assists to extinguish fire at Randenigala sanctuary

PM Mahinda Rajapaksa pays final respects to actor Tennyson Cooray

Grace period to pay electricity bills for tourist hotels affected by Covid-19

Easter attacks could have happened without SIS's knowledge - IGP

State Minister Cabraal on how economy impacted by Covid-19 will be rebuilt

Petitions against 20A considered for second day by Supreme Court

Akila raises objections to amassing people's sovereign power around single person

Bandula speaks on high-interest loans obtained by former govt.

Three books launched under PM's patronage

President looks into modernizing postal service

Stones pelted at stage during meeting attended by Sajith

Technology

Uber wins appeal against London ban

Uber wins appeal against London ban

Amazon unveils flying home security drone, Ring

Amazon unveils flying home security drone, Ring

Astronomers find possible sign of life on Venus

Astronomers find possible sign of life on Venus

YouTube launches its TikTok rival, “YouTube Shorts”

YouTube launches its TikTok rival, “YouTube Shorts”

Entertainment

Legendary Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passes away

Legendary Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passes away

Falan Andrea becomes new Derana Dream Star

Falan Andrea becomes new Derana Dream Star

TV Derana bags top awards at Raigam Tele’es 2019

TV Derana bags top awards at Raigam Tele’es 2019

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77

‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77

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