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Google executive Fredinburg killed in Nepal quake

Google executive Fredinburg killed in Nepal quake

Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive, who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds, who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, The Hindu reported. Google…

Kerala, Sri Lanka to join hands to promote tourism

Kerala, Sri Lanka to join hands to promote tourism

Kerala Tourism and Sri Lanka have decided to join hands for developing tourism in the region with the latter also considering operation of a cruise ship between Colombo and Kochi,…

‘Indian Trade Fair 2015’ unveils on 07 May in Colombo

‘Indian Trade Fair 2015’ unveils on 07 May in Colombo

Bringing into focus the diverse trade opportunities that exist between India and Sri Lanka, the ninth Indian Trade Fair will open on Thursday 07 May 2015 at the Sri Lanka…

Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped

Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped

At least 876 people are known to have died in a powerful earthquake in Nepal, with many more feared trapped under rubble, officials say. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an…

Aishwarya Rai ‘racist’ jewellery ad withdrawn in India

Aishwarya Rai ‘racist’ jewellery ad withdrawn in India

An Indian jewellery advertisement featuring top Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been withdrawn after criticism that it was “racist” and promoted child slavery. The advertisement shows a black, emaciated…

No complaint of Sri Lankan navy hurling petrol bombs

No complaint of Sri Lankan navy hurling petrol bombs

The Indian government did not get any complaint against Sri Lankan navy hurling petrol bombs at Indian fishermen, the Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh informed the…

19A needed to prevent leaders from becoming dictators – President

19A needed to prevent leaders from becoming dictators – President

President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday made an appeal to all members of the parliament to raise their hands for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to ensure freedom and democracy of…

Mangala meets Ukraine ambassodor

Mangala meets Ukraine ambassodor

  Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera met Ukranian Ambassador Oleksandr Shevchenko, who is based in New Delhi, at the Foreign Ministry in Colombo. The meeting was held in the…

Salman Khan: Bollywood star’s ‘hit-and-run’ case ruling on 6 May

Salman Khan: Bollywood star’s ‘hit-and-run’ case ruling on 6 May

A court in India will give its verdict on 6 May in a 2002 hit-and-run incident in which Bollywood star Salman Khan is accused of running over five men sleeping…

Basil arrested

Basil arrested

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa has been arrested by the Police Financial Crimes Division over divineguma funds today. Former Secretary of the Economic Development Ministry Dr. Nihal Jayathilake and…