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Sri Lanka to introduce new credit system

State Minister Shehan Semasinghe announced in Parliament the Prime Minister had instructed to introduce a new evaluation system as the general public...

Sri Lankan Embassy in Qatar closed for 2 weeks

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Doha, Qatar says one of its staff members has tested positive for COVID-19.

USA extends support to develop Sri Lanka’s education system

The United States of America has extended its support to develop the education system in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Education said...

COVID-19 recoveries rise to 3,100 in Sri Lanka

The number of recoveries from the COVID-19 virus rose to 3,100 in Sri Lanka on Monday (September 21) after 12 more patients...

Sri Lanka: Repatriation flight schedule from 20th September – 06th November 2020

Below attached is the repatriation flight schedule from 20th September-06th November 2020. Flights in red color will be confirmed later, as per...

India

SP Balasubrahmanyam: Legendary Indian singer dies

Renowned Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, a Guinness world record holder for his more than 40,000 songs over 50 years, has died aged...

Japan’s Suga, India’s Modi agree to boost ties in 1st phone talks

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday (September 25) agreed with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to continue strengthening ties between their...

India, Australia conduct naval exercise in Indian Ocean

The Indian and Australian navies on Wednesday (September 23) began a two-day mega exercise in the Indian Ocean region that featured a...

TIMES 100 list features India’s Modi for all the wrong reasons

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was featured in TIME's 100 list for 2020 most influential people, apparently, for all the wrong reasons....

PM Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015, cost ₹ 517 crore: Centre

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 and a total expenditure of ₹ 517 crore was incurred on them, the government...

Eastern Asia

Japan sees record bicycle traffic violations as cycling booms amid pandemic

Cyclists' traffic violations hit a record high of over 20,000 last year in Japan and the rising trend appears to be continuing...

Tokyo Disneyland unveils new “Beauty and the Beast” area

Tokyo Disneyland unveiled Friday (September 25) to the media a new area of attractions based on the "Beauty and the Beast" movie...

Japan’s Suga, India’s Modi agree to boost ties in 1st phone talks

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday (September 25) agreed with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to continue strengthening ties between their...

North Korea shot dead South Korean in its waters: Seoul

North Korean forces shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who disappeared off a patrol vessel and ended up in Pyongyang's waters,...

China’s new richest person is a bottled water tycoon

The richest person is China is a bottled water tycoon, knocking Alibaba founder Jack Ma from his mantle. Zhong...

World

Covid-19 pandemic leads to $3.5 trillion in labour income losses worldwide

A new ILO analysis on pandemic impact reveals lower-middle-income countries, like Nepal, hardest hit, and fiscal stimulus gap threatens to increase inequality...

380 whales dead in record mass stranding off Australia’s Tasmania

Some 380 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded off Australia's southeastern island of Tasmania, up from 90 the previous day and...

U.N. nuclear ban treaty reaches 45 signatories

Malta, a Mediterranean island country, completed the ratification process for a U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty Monday (September 22), bringing the number of...

At least 90 whales dead in mass stranding incident off Tasmania

As many as 90 pilot whales have died after becoming stranded off the southern coast of mainland Australia, local media reported Tuesday...

Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

Toxins made by microscopic algae in water caused the previously unexplained deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana, wildlife officials say.

Tech

South Eastern Asia

Thai Army honours generals set to retire

The Royal Thai Army held a ceremony today (September 23) to honour generals who will retire this year.

Indonesia to start food estate project despite criticism

Despite criticisms from environmental activists, Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is set to embark on a national food estate program to deal...

Huawei gets further involved in 5G development in Thailand

Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, and the Thai government have worked together to jointly launch a facility aimed at developing the 5G infrastructure in...

BUSINESS

TikTok chief Kevin Mayer resigns as CEO: Statement

TikTok chief Kevin Mayer said on Wednesday (August 26) that he has resigned from his post as tensions increase between Washington and...

KFC drops its ‘finger lickin’ good’ slogan

KFC has admitted its famous Finger Lickin’ Good slogan is not quite right for the era of face masks and official hand-washing...

Sport

India’s M.S Dhoni retires

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday (August 15) in a cryptic message...

Thailand MotoGP called off

MotoGP races in Argentina, Thailand and Malaysia this year have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but one more race will...

BCCI sends letter of acceptance to Emirates Cricket board to host IPL in UAE

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has sent the acceptance letter to the Emirates Cricket Board to its offer of...

Murali crowned as the most valuable Test player of 21st century

World’s highest Test wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan has been named as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 21st Century by the...

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