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Expressways generate whopping Rs. 126mn within 3 days of Avurudu season

Expressways generate whopping Rs. 126mn within 3 days of Avurudu season

Japan’s population falls below 125 million, down for 13th straight year

Japan’s population fell 595,000 from a year earlier to total 124,352,000 as of Oct. 1 for the 13th consecutive year of decline, according to government data released Friday, as the Asian nation continues to grapple with a declining birthrate and a rapidly graying society. MORE..

Gunmen kill 9 men after abduction in southwest Pakistan, say police

Gunmen shot and killed nine men after abducting them from a bus in a troubled province in southwestern Pakistan bordering Afghanistan and Iran, officials said on Saturday. MORE..

Bar Association deplores alleged police brutality in Medawachchiya

The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has expressed its ‘utmost outrage and horror’ at the recent assault of a young man allegedly perpetrated by officers of the Medawachchiya Police Traffic Division on April 07. MORE..

Heat advisory issued for tomorrow; thundershowers also expected in some areas

The Department of Meteorology has issued a weather alert for extreme heat and heavy rainfall in parts of the island tomorrow (14). MORE..

Unable to feed family, Pakistani man kills wife and seven kids with axe

In a gruesome incident, a poverty-stricken man allegedly axed to death his wife and seven minor children in the Punjab province of Pakistan on Thursday, police said. MORE..

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Five killed in Sydney mass stabbing; attacker shot dead by police

An attacker who fatally knifed five people in a Sydney mall was shot dead by police in Sydney’s beachside suburb of Bondi on Saturday, police said, as hundreds fled the scene. MORE..

Siyambalapitiya clears the air on reports concerning rice imports

The government has not given permission to import rice, Finance State Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says. MORE..

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

The inauspicious time (Punya Kaalaya or Nonagathaya) of 2024 Sinhala and Tamil New Year commenced a short while ago at 2.41 p.m. and is slated to end at 3.29 a.m. tomorrow (14). Sri Lankans are set to celebrate the dawn of the traditional New Year this year at 9.05 p.m. today (13).

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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..

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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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SL's tax expenditures expected to be significantly lower due to recent policy reforms (English)

SL's tax expenditures expected to be significantly lower due to recent policy reforms (English)

Entire nation must be grateful to President Ranil – Wajira Abeywardena (English)

Sri Lankans celebrate dawn of Sinhala and Tamil New Year (English)

Ranjith Siyambalapitiya vows to provide relief through tax revenue (English)

Govt. distributes Avurudu gifts to nearly 10,000 kids at child development centers island-wide

Over 700 prison inmates pardoned for Sinhala & Tamil New Year

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)

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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