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Google to open AI centre in China despite restrictions

Google is deepening its push into Artificial Intelligence (AI) by opening a research centre in China, even though its search services remain blocked in China, BBC reported today. Google has said the facility would be the first of its kind in Asia and would aim to employ local talent. China …

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Daya is confident of UNP’s victory

Minister Daya Gamage is confident of achieving a big victory for the UNP at the upcoming election for local government institutions. He said so after the party placed deposits today to contest the LG bodies of Padiyatalawa, Dehiattakandiya, Alayadiwembu and Karativu in Ampara. He noted that the previous regime had …

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Railway strike called off

Sri Lanka’s railway trade unions have decided to end their strike action after talks held today with the ministerial committee chaired by Minister Sarath Amunugama. The committee and trade unions commenced talks at 9.00am today and it lasted for over two hours. The trade unions decided to call of the …

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Ex Navy Spokesman further remanded

Former Navy Media Spokesman Commodore D.K.P. Dassanayake and 6 others have been further remanded until December 22 by Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court. The former Spokesman was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on July 12, in connection with the case involving the abduction and enforced disappearance of 11 Tamil …

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Acceptance of deposits ends

The time period for making deposits for 93 Local Government (LG) institutions for the upcoming LG polls terminated at noon today (13) ,the Election Commission announced. The acceptance of deposits with regard to the elections was made with effect from November 27. District Returning Officers called for nominations for elections …

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Sri Lanka eliminated malaria – Rajitha

In 2008, the last case of indigenous malaria-related death was reported in Sri Lanka. The National Strategic Plan was developed with the aim of achieving malaria elimination within a time-bound framework to reach zero local transmission by 2014. Since Sri Lanka was declared malaria-free on Sept. 5, the country has …

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Malaysian Prime Minister to visit Sri Lanka on December 17

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will pay a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka starting from 17 December, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement today. The Foreign Ministry Wisma Putra said in a “planned movement” the Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah …

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Shocking 177,423 dengue cases so far this year

Director General Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe yesterday disclosed that the total number of dengue cases recorded from January to December 12 this year had reached a colossal 177,423 while the dengue death toll for the whole year was 420.   From January to December last year the number of …

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