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Mrs World faces police probe after tussle with Mrs Sri Lanka

The reigning Mrs World is facing a police inquiry in Sri Lanka after allegedly injuring the winner of the Mrs Sri Lanka beauty pageant during a dispute on the Sri Lankan winner’s marital status.

Apple expands repair provider program to 200 countries

Tech giant, Apple Inc., AAPL, is expanding its ‘Independent Repair Provider’, IRP, programme to more than 200 countries.

COVID-19: Sri Lanka to re-open all schools in April

Sri Lanka’s Education Ministry on Monday said it will re-open schools across the country including the Western Province on April 19.

COVID-19: Sri Lanka lifts ban on burial of victims after protests

The Sri Lankan Government on Friday lifted the ban on the burial of bodies of people whose deaths were caused by COVID-19, a Health Ministry’s spokesman said.

Sri Lanka to raise minimum age of employment to 16

Sri Lanka plans to pass a legislation raising the country’s minimum age of employment to 16, state media reported on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka reopens airport for tourists

Sri Lanka on Monday began a pilot program to welcome tourists into the island country by re-opening an airport in the southern part of the country.

Cyclone Burevi to hit Sri Lanka with heavy rains, strong winds

Sri Lanka’s Meteorology Department says a cyclonic storm, Burevi, is likely to hit Sri Lanka’s eastern coast on Wednesday causing heavy rains and strong winds in the island country.

Over 1,200 people quarantined for violation of face mask order

Over 1,200 people have been placed under a 14-day quarantine in Sri Lanka for failing to wear face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has infected over 2,000 people in the country, the police said on Monday.

India announces $400m loan for Sri Lanka, in support of new president

India will lend Sri Lanka 400 million dollars for infrastructure projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday after talks with the island nation’s new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa aimed at improving bilateral ties.

Sri Lanka sworn in Rajapaksa as President after victory

Sri Lanka’s former Defence Chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, was sworn in Monday as the country’s new president after a record election victory, officials said.

Sri Lanka bans face coverings in wake of Easter bombings

Sri Lanka has banned all kinds of clothing that cover the face and prevent identification, such as niqabs and burqas, officials said on Sunday,...

16 more suspects arrested in connection with Sri Lanka suicide bombings

Police have arrested another 16 people in connection to a series of bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter weekend which claimed at least 359...

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

Islamic State says its members were behind the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, in a statement carried by the extremist group’s mouthpiece...

Sri Lanka ex-president claims ‘witch hunt’ over kidnap probe

Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapakse said he was the victim of a "witch hunt" as investigators questioned him for the first time Friday...

Mosque, shops attacked in anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka

Muslim-owned businesses were set on fire and vandalised in several parts of Sri Lanka, police said, days after an island-wide state of emergency was imposed to curb riots in Kandy.

Sri Lanka ex-leader demands snap polls after victory

Sri Lanka's former leader Mahinda Rajapakse on Monday demanded a snap general election and challenged his successor's right to govern after drubbing the ruling...

World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity: study

Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by 2030,...

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