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Jerome de Silva awarded ‘Kala Keerthi’ title – a first for English Theatre

Veteran Director/Producer and founder of the Workshop Players theatre group Jerome L. de Silva was awarded the “Kala Keerthi” national title by President Maithripala Sirisena at the National Awards ceremony yesterday (19 Aug).


Yasushi Akashi presented ‘Sri Lanka Rathna’ award

Senior Japanese diplomat and Japan’s peace envoy to Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi was presented the Sri Lanka Rathna award at the National Awards Ceremony 2019 yesterday.


Sri Lanka born Nish Duraiappah to head fourth-biggest Police force in Canada.

Sri Lankan born former Halton police deputy chief Nishan “Nish” Duraiappah has been named Chief of Police of the Peel Regional Police, Canada. Peel Region is the fourth biggest Municipal Police force in the country. Duraiappah, who has been a member of the force for 25 years, will take over from Chris McCord who was […]


Hambantota Port Group recognized at SL Best Employer Brand Awards

Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) receives honors at the Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards held recently at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo.


Chandrika bags Common Ground Award

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga received the 2019 Common Ground Award at the House of Lords in London, last Monday (17) which is awarded by the non-profit organization Search for Common Ground in the UK.


7.3 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck the coast of Indonesia this morning (24).


World population to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 – UN

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs' World Population Prospects report released on Monday (17) states that the world population is expected to climb up to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today.


A ceremony held to commemorate fallen soldiers

A ceremony to remember war veterans was held yesterday (22) in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena at The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo.


India extends LTTE ban for another five years

The Central Government of India has extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for another five years under sub-sections (1) and (3) of section 3 of the Unlawful Activities Act, 1967, with immediate effect.


Paris Notre Dame Cathedral engulfed in flames

One of the world's religious and historic wonders, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris has been partially destroyed after it was engulfed in fire.


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