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Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters after COVID-19 outbreak

Hong Kong warned people not to kiss pets and ordered a mass cull of hamsters on Tuesday, to the outrage of animal...

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Renuka Perera appointed new MILCO chairman

Renuka Perera has been appointed as the new Chairman of the state-owned dairy producer and marketer, MILCO. He replaces...

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India offers USD 500 Mn Credit Line to Sri Lanka to...

India has offered a Credit Line of USD 500 Million to Sri Lanka to purchase petroleum products. The Indian...

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Eastern Asia

Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters after COVID-19 outbreak

Hong Kong warned people not to kiss pets and ordered a mass cull of hamsters on Tuesday, to the outrage of animal...

Over 500 in Tokyo treated at hospitals after falling due to snow, ice

More than 500 people in Tokyo were treated at hospitals on Thursday and Friday after slipping and falling due to ice and...

China manufactures giant tunnel boring machine for Sri Lanka

The Chinese Embassy states that a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) made by China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corp Ltd for Sri Lanka rolled...

Teenager 1st to use Japan hospital’s “confidential birth” system

A southwestern Japan hospital where women can give birth anonymously said Tuesday (04 January) that a teenage girl who gave birth in...

World’s oldest person in Japan celebrates 119th birthday

The world's oldest person Kane Tanaka, who was born a year before the Russo-Japanese War began, celebrated her 119th birthday in southwestern...

South Asia

India offers USD 500 Mn Credit Line to Sri Lanka to purchase petroleum products

India has offered a Credit Line of USD 500 Million to Sri Lanka to purchase petroleum products. The Indian...

Lata Mangeshkar admitted to ICU after testing positive for Covid-19

India Singer Lata Mangeshkar has been hospitalised after she tested positive for Covid-19. She is in the Intensive Care...

Jacqueline Fernandez makes appeal after pics with conman go viral

Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez issued a statement on Saturday after a picture of her with alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar made the rounds...

Preet Chandi creates history in solo expedition

Preet Chandi a British Born Sikh army officer completed an amazing feat by becoming the first female of color to complete a...

India records first Omicron death

India today reported its first Omicron death in Udaipur, confirmed government sources said. The man, Laxminarayan Nagar, was 73 years old.

Tech

South Eastern Asia

Malaysia, Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in digitalization and education

High Commissioner of Malaysia to Colombo Tan Yang Thai paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris at the Foreign...

Covid threatens Thailand Tourism

Thailand had strict guidelines and rules imposed on arrivals of all levels into the country. Continuous quarantine and tedious paperwork for all...

Sri Lanka and Thailand resolve to build on Buddhist Heritage

Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris in his discussion with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Thailand Don Pramudwinai, highlighted that the...

BUSINESS

Apple becomes 1st U.S. firm with $3 trillion market value

Apple Inc. became the first U.S. company with a market value topping $3 trillion on Monday (03 January), aided by robust sales...

Chinese property giant Evergrande’s shares have been suspended

Chinese property giant Evergrande's shares have been suspended, due to a crisis at his world's most indebted property developer. The firm...

Sport

Pakistan A team to tour Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cricket will host the Pakistan ‘A’ team in October and November for two four-day games and three ODIs, Sri Lanka...

Lewis Hamilton claims historic 100th Formula 1 victory at Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula 1 driver ever to reach 100 wins after he finished first at a drama-packed Russian Grand...

IPL to be held with limited spectators in UAE

The event organizers of the Indian Premier League announced that limited spectators will be allowed into the stadiums for the event, which is...

Paralympic games have commenced

Tokyo’s Paralympic Games commence yesterday (August 24), despite a year-long pandemic delay and as Japan battles a surge in virus cases.