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South Africa all-rounder retires from internationals

South Africa all-rounder retires from internationals

South Africa’s Jacques Kallis has been praised by leading figures after retiring from international cricket. The all-rounder, who retired from Test cricket in December, has now decided to end his one-day international…

Israel ‘to probe’ UN school shelling

Israel ‘to probe’ UN school shelling

Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a school housing displaced civilians in Gaza, and apologise if Israeli fire was responsible. A government spokesman told the BBC: “We have…

Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo

Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo

Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species that numbers only about 700 in the wild, the head…

Outstanding business entrepreneur award for Nilu Anverally

Outstanding business entrepreneur award for Nilu Anverally

One of Sri Lanka’s foremost entrepreneurs in the fashion retail space, Managing Director of Cotton Collection and Leather Collection Niloufer Anverally was fittingly crowned Outstanding Business Entrepreneur at the Genre…

Serena Williams fit for US Open after recovering from a virus

Serena Williams fit for US Open after recovering from a virus

Serena Williams will be fit to defend her US Open title after recovering from the virus which ended her Wimbledon. The world number one, 32, was forced to pull out…

Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefire

Gaza conflict: Hamas vows no Israel ceasefire

A reclusive Hamas commander has rejected suggestions the Palestinian militants are ready for a ceasefire with Israel to end violence in Gaza. In an audio recording, Mohammad Deif, commander of…

Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines

Pope to visit Sri Lanka, Philippines

The Vatican on Tuesday announced the dates of Pope Francis’s trip to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in January. “Accepting the invitation from the civil authorities and the Episcopate, His…

Climate, Civil Rights and Dr. King

Climate, Civil Rights and Dr. King

(By Dr.Asoka Bandarage)   I participated in the “Poor People’s March” organized by Dr. Martin Luther King and held in Washington D.C. in June 1968 in the aftermath of his assassination.…

Genre of Excellence – Professional and career women awards

Genre of Excellence – Professional and career women awards

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was the chief guest at the Genre of Excellence Professional and Career Women Awards ceremony organized by the Women in Management held at Taj Samudra…

China to produce its own ‘Avatar’

China to produce its own ‘Avatar’

China is preparing to produce its own 3D fantasy movie, based on romantic folklore, to make it an epic on par with the US blockbuster science-fiction movie ‘Avatar’.` ‘Bainiaoyi’ is…

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