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SL embassy celebrates Vietnam Women’s Day

SL embassy celebrates Vietnam Women’s Day

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam, Hasanthi U. Dissanayake, for the third consecutive year, organised an informal networking reception at her official residence to celebrate Vietnam Women’s Day on October 20. The event was co-hosted by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Vietnam Maria Jesus…

Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s next film is an adaptation of Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist Shyam Selvadurai’s “Funny Boy”. First published in 1994, the book chronicles six poignant stories of a boy coming to age within a wealthy Tamil family in Colombo. Between the ages of seven and fourteen, he explores…

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

Rosy becomes first female Mayor of Colombo

The first female Mayor of the Colombo Muncipal Council (CMC) Rosy Senanayake and 60 other UNP members elected to the CMC took oaths in the presence of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Minister D.M Swaminathan at Temple Trees yesterday. Several other UNP Ministers and Parliamentarians were also present.…

Sri Lankan among two executives held for raping employee in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan among two executives held for raping employee in Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lankan national was among two senior executives of a private company arrested for allegedly raping a woman…

Queen Elizabeth congratulates Sri Lanka on 70th Independence Day

Queen Elizabeth congratulates Sri Lanka on 70th Independence Day

The Queen Elizabeth II of England has sent a congratulatory message to Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on…

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary due today

Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka for the fifth Foreign Office consultations today, the Foreign Ministry…

Finland Speaker meets PM Wickremesinghe

Finland Speaker meets PM Wickremesinghe

The Speaker of Finland Parliament Maria Lohela said that strengthening the relationship between the Parliaments of Sri Lanka…

Researcher from Sri Lanka’s LIRNEAsia to chair ITU expert session

Researcher from Sri Lanka’s LIRNEAsia to chair ITU expert session

Shazna Zuhyle, a researcher from Colombo-based LIRNEAsia, a regional policy research body will chair an International Telecommunication Union…

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

Girls above 10 years to be vaccinated against HPV

All Sri Lankan girls aged above 10 will be vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Health Ministry…

UN Youth Envoy meets Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake

UN Youth Envoy meets Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake

The newly appointed UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake met Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake on June 27. While congratulating…

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