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Classic train ride for tourism promotion

Colombo, Feb 12 (Daily Mirror) - A steam locomotive, which left from Colombo Fort railway station on Sunday (09), reached Nanu-Oya railway station yesterday carrying 38 tourists from 12 countries. Railway authorities expect to use this one-of-a-kind train ride to promote tourism on the upcountry railway line.

60 to 70 cancer patients detected daily in SL

60 to 70 cancer patients detected daily in SL

(February 11, Daily Mirror) - Consultant Community Physician Dr. Nayana De Alwis said Oral cancer and breast cancer are the commonest cancers among males and females in Sri Lanka respectively. “About one-third of the cancers can be prevented and another one third can have better health outcomes if detected and treated early,” she added. Dr. De Alwis told media personnel ...


Record Breaking 300+ Squads Register For Gamer.lk’s Mobitel E-Sports Premier League 2020

Colombo, Feb 6th (Gamer.lk) - Gamer.LK’s Mobitel Esports Premier League, the largest PUBG Mobile tournament in Sri Lanka with Rs. 1,000,000 in prize money reached 300 squads participating at the close of registration last night. Registration for the tournament was open from 22nd January to 5th February 2020. The number of participating players is a record for Sri Lankan Esports in ...

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Special traffic plan for Independence Day celebrations in Colombo

31 Jan (newsin.asia) - A special traffic plan is in operation on the following days from 6am to 1pm due to the 72nd National Independence Day celebration rehearsals. 31st January 2020 - Friday 2nd February 2020 - Sunday 3rd February 2020 - Monday According to this arrangement, vehicle entries from Glass House Junction towards Nanda Motors, the Library Junction towards ...


Chinese workers in SL told to undergo 14-day isolation

Colombo, Jan 29 (DailyMirror) - Chinese companies, operating in Sri Lanka, are reported to have directed their employees who have recently returned from China after the Chinese New Year festivities to undergo a 14-day period of self isolation before confirming they are not carriers of the coronavirus and are free of any symptoms. In case any Chinese workers showing symptoms ...

First coronavirus case detected in Sri Lanka

First coronavirus case detected in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Jan.27 (newsin.asia) - A Chinese national, in her early 40's who recently arrived in Sri Lanka from the Hubei Province has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the Health Promotion Bureau said. This is the first case to be detected in the island country. The patient has been admitted to the National Infectious Disease Hospital and is being treated ...

Poor air quality looms in Colombo, vulnerable people warned

Poor air quality looms in Colombo, vulnerable people warned

27, Jan (Dm Online) - Vulnerable people are advised to be mindful of the unhealthy air quality expected in the Colombo area in the coming days especially on January 28, 29 and 30 the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) Air Quality Unit Senior Scientist H.D.S. Premasiri said. He said this unhealthy condition was due to the climatic changes consequent to ...

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Double trouble: Too many show for Sri Lanka twins record bid

Colombo, Jan 21 (AFP) - A Sri Lankan attempt to set a world record for the largest gathering of twins may have failed Monday after an unexpectedly large turnout overwhelmed organisers who vowed to try again. Organisers from the Sri Lanka Twins group had called on multiples across the island to pack a sports stadium in the capital Colombo to ...

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