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Who is Mohammad Mokhber, the man set to become Iran’s interim president?

(Reuters) - Here are some key facts about Mohammad Mokhber, 68, Iran’s first vice president who, based on the country’s constitution, is expected to become interim president following the death of Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. MORE..

Over 650 jobs at risk at Sapugaskanda refinery?

More than 650 employees at the Sapugaskanda Refinery, the country’s sole oil refinery, face potential job losses due to its transformation into a separate public enterprise. MORE..

Prison officers launch ‘sick leave’ trade union action

The All-Ceylon Prison Officers’ Union has decided to engage in trade union action by reporting ‘sick leave’ from today (20) until May 22, demanding an increase in wages. MORE..

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Iranian President Raisi feared dead as helicopter wreckage found

Hopes are fading that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister have survived a helicopter crash in mountainous terrain and icy weather, an Iranian official said on Monday after search teams located the wreckage. MORE..

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Search teams locate crash site of helicopter carrying Iranian President Raisi

Rescuers have reached the crash site of the helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency. MORE..

President meets Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment

During his official visit to Indonesia, President Ranil Wickremesinghe met with Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. MORE..

Heavy showers and windy conditions to continue further

Due to South-West monsoon conditions which are gradually establishing across the island, prevailing showery and windy conditions will continue further, says the Met. Department. MORE..

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Iranian President and FM’s lives ‘at risk’ following helicopter crash - official

A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister crashed on Sunday as it was crossing mountain terrain in heavy fog, an Iranian official told Reuters, and rescuers were making their way to the site of the incident. MORE..

All schools in Puttalam District to remain closed tomorrow

All schools in the Puttalam district will be closed on Monday (May 20) due to the adverse weather conditions. MORE..

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Sri Lanka's war heroes commemorated in national ceremony (English)

Sajith pledges to appoint task force to look into welfare of war veterans (English)

Businessman arrested for assaulting Iranian Ambassador in Colombo (English)

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Thousands of people attend the 2024 Vesak Festival in Dubai

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Politicians express views on upcoming election and the result (English)

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Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar arrives in Sri Lanka (English)

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Advisories issued for heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas (English)

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AI voiceover company stole voices of actors, New York lawsuit claims

AI voiceover company stole voices of actors, New York lawsuit claims

Artificial intelligence hitting labour forces like a “tsunami” - IMF Chief

Artificial intelligence hitting labour forces like a “tsunami” - IMF Chief

OpenAI to announce ChatGPT product improvements

OpenAI to announce ChatGPT product improvements

Musk’s Starlink satellites disrupted by major solar storm

Musk’s Starlink satellites disrupted by major solar storm

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Forbes ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list celebrates Sri Lanka’s Dinara

Forbes ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list celebrates Sri Lanka’s Dinara

K-pop fans around globe rally for climate and environment goals

K-pop fans around globe rally for climate and environment goals

North Korea impose nationwide ban on red lipstick

North Korea impose nationwide ban on red lipstick

Switzerland wins Eurovision Song Contest amid Gaza protests

Switzerland wins Eurovision Song Contest amid Gaza protests

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