Tourist establishments told to accept only foreign exchange

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Registered tourist establishments have been instructed to accept only foreign exchange in respect of services rendered to persons resident outside Sri Lanka.The instructions have...

Central Bank releases funds to obtain fuel from 2 ships

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The Central Bank has released funds for the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) to obtain fuel from two ships docked at the Colombo Port.Energy Minister Udaya...

WHO warns pandemic not over amid Europe case records

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The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning to world leaders that the coronavirus pandemic "is nowhere near over".Dr Tedros...

UN says Taliban attempting to erase women and girls from public life

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Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls, a group of UN human...

Veteran singer Neela Wickramasinghe passed away

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Veteran Sri Lankan singer and newly appointed diplomat Neela Wickramasinghe passed away in Italy. She was 71-years-old at the time of her death.Neela Wickramasinghe...

Tsunami hits Tonga after giant volcano eruption

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Tsunami waves caused by a giant underwater volcanic eruption have hit the Pacific country of Tonga.Social media footage showed water washing through a church...

Political agenda revealed over Easter attacks

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The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the political motive behind the Easter attack has now become clear.He says inquiries revealed there was...

Queen strips Prince Andrew’s military affiliations over sexual assault

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Queen Elizabeth II has stripped Prince Andrew's military affiliations over sexual assault allegations.The Royal Family said that with The Queen's approval and agreement, The...

Senior Tories urge British PM to quit after party apology

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Boris Johnson is facing calls from senior Tories to stand down as prime minister after he admitted attending a drinks party during lockdown.The PM...

Man gets genetically-modified pig heart in world-first transplant

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A US man has become the first person in the world to get a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig.David Bennett, 57, is doing...