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    Two Japanese Naval Ships arrive at the Port of Colombo

    Two Japanese Naval Ships arrive at the Port of Colombo

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, Samidare DD-106 and Sazanami DD-113, arrived at the Port of Colombo for a goodwill and supply visit on 28th November 2013. The ships…

    Raheel Sharif named as new Pakistan army commander

    Raheel Sharif named as new Pakistan army commander

    Pakistan has appointed Lt Gen Raheel Sharif as its new army head after weeks of speculation, a move correspondents say could define PM Nawaz Sharif’s third term in office. Lt…

    Hunger Games sequel has record UK opening

    Hunger Games sequel has record UK opening

    The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire topped the UK box office with takings of £12 million in its opening weekend. The second instalment of the franchise, starring Jennifer Lawrence as…

    World Cup 2013: Sonny Bill Williams named player of the year

    World Cup 2013: Sonny Bill Williams named player of the year

    New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams has been named player of the year by the Rugby League International Federation. The 28-year-old forward, the first Kiwi to win the award, beat Australia’s…

    Proposals for CW’s role for next 2 years handed over to President

    Proposals for CW’s role for next 2 years handed over to President

    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa received a set of proposals and recommendations with regard to the role of the Commonwealth for the next two years, at an event held Tuesday…

    Indian naval ship is in Colombo

    Indian naval ship is in Colombo

    A Naval Ship of Indian Navy arrived at the Port of Colombo on 27th November 2013 on a goodwill visit. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in…

    Five Sri Lankan artistes honoured with Bunka awards

    Five Sri Lankan artistes honoured with Bunka awards

    The 20th Bunka (Cultural) Awards ceremony organized by the Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Cultural Fund was held in Colombo recently. The Bunka Awards are presented annually by the Fund, which…

    Ashes 2013-14: ICC to urge Ashes players to ‘calm down’

    Ashes 2013-14: ICC to urge Ashes players to ‘calm down’

    Australia and England will be urged to calm down by the ICC match referee before the second Test in Adelaide. In a bad-tempered Ashes opener, Australia captain Michael Clarke was fined…

    Doctor Who enters UK film top three

    Doctor Who enters UK film top three

    Cinema screenings of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode made it the third biggest draw at the UK box office over the weekend. Special 3D screenings of The Day of the…

    US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone

    US B-52 bombers challenge disputed China air zone

    The US has flown two B-52 bombers over disputed islands in the East China Sea in defiance of new Chinese air defence rules, officials say. China set up its “air…