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Sri Lanka grateful for Saudi support at UN

Sri Lanka grateful for Saudi support at UN

The Sri Lankan government praised Saudi Arabia’s crucial support in its fight against terror and civil war between the majority Sinahlese and ethnic Tamil communities in Sri Lanka during a…

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win Sony Open in Miami

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win Sony Open in Miami

Novak Djokovic took his winning run against world number one Rafael Nadal to three matches with a superb victory in the Sony Open final. The Serb, 26, won 6-3 6-3…

Japan factory output slows unexpectedly in February

Japan factory output slows unexpectedly in February

Factory output in Japan declined by 2.3% in February, official figures released on Monday show. The fall could add to concerns about a slowdown in the world’s third-largest economy. February’s…

Harry Potter spin-off ‘will be a film trilogy’

Harry Potter spin-off ‘will be a film trilogy’

JK Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to be made into a film trilogy. The book, published in 2001, was originally billed as one…

‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres from Monday

‘Inam’ to be pulled out of Tamil Nadu theatres from Monday

Cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan’s Tamil war-drama “Inam”, which revolves around a group of orphans during Sri Lankan civil war, will be pulled out of theatres in Tamil Nadu from Monday following…

Sri Lanka Navy to facilitate release of Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy to facilitate release of Indian fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy said yesterday it will facilitate the repatriation of the Indian fishermen and their boats upon their release from Sri Lankan custody as ordered by the President. President…

Election Victory Mandate against UNHRC Resolution: Rajapaksa

Election Victory Mandate against UNHRC Resolution: Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has described his party’s victory in the provincial polls as a mandate against the UN rights resolution on his country. “People have given a clear…

“India’s abstention only to neutralise Chinese influence”

“India’s abstention only to neutralise Chinese influence”

Union Minister of State for Industries and Commerce E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan defended India’s abstention on the U.S.-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), arguing…

UPFA secures victory

UPFA secures victory

UPFA has secured a comfortable victory at Western and Southern Provincial Council elections. The second placed was secured by the UNP with 28 seats in the WPC and 14 in…

Korean Air adds Sri Lanka, Maldives flights

Korean Air adds Sri Lanka, Maldives flights

Korean Air has launched a direct service flying from Sri Lanka and the Maldives to Seoul Incheon, expanding its network to countries in the Indian Ocean. Korean Air’s new three…

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