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Zika virus case confirmed in Japan

Zika virus case confirmed in Japan

The Japanese Health Ministry said Thursday it has confirmed the first case of Zika virus in Japan after its spread in Latin America since last year. The mosquito-borne virus was…

‘If you have an idea, go for it and just do it’

‘If you have an idea, go for it and just do it’

Pramodini Makehelwala Senevirathne from Sri Lanka is the founder and co-owner of Bloqmode, a company renting out the latest fashion pieces at affordable prices. Pramodini Makehelwala Senevirathne, 33, moved from…

Japan’s top security official to visit US to discuss plans for dialogue with Moscow

Japan’s top security official to visit US to discuss plans for dialogue with Moscow

Japan’s government has decided to send Head of National Security Council Shotaro Yachi to the US to clarify Tokyo’s plans to step up dialogue with Russia, NHK TV channel reported…

Sri Lanka’s embrace of China investment heightens regional geopolitical risk

Sri Lanka’s embrace of China investment heightens regional geopolitical risk

Sri Lanka has reversed its earlier decision and decided to allow Chinese investment in a port development project near its capital, Colombo. Situated off India’s southern tip, Sri Lanka serves…

Chidambaram’s statement earlier could’ve saved my husband: Afzal’s wife

Chidambaram’s statement earlier could’ve saved my husband: Afzal’s wife

A day after a media report quoted former home minister P Chidambaram expressing doubts over Afzal Guru’s role in the 2001 Parliament attack, the Kashmiri separatist’s wife slammed the Congress…

Cyprus invites airline, shipping sector to increase ties

Cyprus invites airline, shipping sector to increase ties

Cyprus and Sri Lankan trade can be aggressively promoted to a higher-level as both countries have not looked at this area seriously so far, Cyprus’ High Commissioner to Sri Lanka…

Safety of life at sea amendment from July, says European Chamber of Commerce

Safety of life at sea amendment from July, says European Chamber of Commerce

The International Maritime Organization’s amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) agreement will come in to effect globally on July 1, 2016, which Sri Lankan authorities and shippers…

Ticketing system: Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka look to Railways for help

Ticketing system: Bangladesh, Iran, Sri Lanka look to Railways for help

  Bangladesh, Iran and Sri Lanka have sought help from the Indian Railways to implement IT solutions in ticketing and asset management. “There is potential opportunity for ticketing system and…

FM elaborates on post-conflict peace building at UNDP meeting

FM elaborates on post-conflict peace building at UNDP meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera during a three-day visit to New York elaborated on the government’s post-conflict peace building mechanisms and the challenges in Sri Lanka’s current peacebuilding environment…

Pakistan Parliament run entirely on solar power

Pakistan Parliament run entirely on solar power

The Pakistan Parliament yesterday became the first in the world to completely run on solar power, a venture supported by China with USD 55 million funding. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif…

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