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BAME people face ‘double whammy’ of higher health, debt risks: Report

PEOPLE from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities face a “double whammy” of higher health and financial risks due to the pandemic than the...

Modi, Rajapaksa virtual summit on Saturday

AS the threat from China mounts India is all set to woo its southern neighbour. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart...

Sri Lanka unveils controversial bill handing more power to president

SRI LANKA'S ruling party on Tuesday (22) unveiled a constitutional amendment handing unprecedented power to the president, prompting protests in parliament and opposition claims of...

New bacterial infection, which affects men’s fertility, reports in China

MORE depressing reports are coming from China again, it seems. Thousands in China tested positive for a new bacteria which will adversely affect men’s fertility. The...

Pakistani students back in school after more than six months

Millions of students in Pakistan returned to classes on Tuesday after a break of six months, as schools and colleges began to reopen for the first...

Salvagers mend ruptures in fire-hit oil tanker off Sri Lanka

 Sri Lanka has initiated repair work on the ruptured fuel oil tank in the engine room of a stricken fully loaded oil supertanker after plugging the...

Yoga devotee bends online search to feed the hungry

Sean Kelly left the Silicon Valley startup world for a spiritual journey that led to a life filled with yoga on an island in...

Uproar after ‘victim blaming’ in Pakistan gang rape case

A Pakistani police chief faced a growing backlash Friday(11) after he seemed to blame the victim in a gang rape case because she was...

Salvage team working to stop fuel leak from fire-hit supertanker

A salvage team is still trying to plug a fuel leak from the fire-stricken New Diamond oil supertanker, Sri Lankan Navy spokesman Indika de Silva said...

Sri Lankan government moves swiftly to roll back 19th Amendment

Sri Lanka’s new government has decided to amend the 19th Amendment introduced in 2015 that curtailed the powers of the President and strengthened the...