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Sri Lanka teams-up with Microsoft to propel ICT programme

The Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Microsoft Sri Lanka to drive the country’s digital transformation.   The MoU will enable the ministry to improve efficiency and create good governance across the government to ensure effective citizen services for the …

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Arjun Aloysius bail application fixed for May 25

The Court of Appeal yesterday fixed for May 25, the next date of hearing of the revision bail application filed by Arjun Aloysius (Chairman Perpetual Treasuries Pvt Limited) and Kasun Palisena its Chief Executive Officer, remanded in connection with the Treasury Bond Scam of 2015.   The Colombo High Court …

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Heavy rain today

Heavy Rain and lightning Advisory has been issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre of Meteorological Department. Accordinglky, Heavy rains (100 – 150mm) can be expected in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Uva, Southern and  Central provinces and Kurunegala until 4.30pm today, the  Meteorological Department  announced. There may be temporary localized strong …

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Santa Fe High School: Up to 10 dead in shooting

Between eight and 10 people have been killed in a shooting at a Texas high school, say police. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez told reporters the majority of the dead at Santa Fe High School were students. A student was held after the attack. Police said explosive devices were found …

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Boeing 737 crashes shortly after takeoff in Cuba

A Boeing 737 plane has crashed shortly after taking off from Havana’s main airport, Cuban state-run website Cubadebate reported, adding that it was not yet known if there were any casualties. The plane was a domestic flight going to Holguin, carrying 104 passengers, state-run TV said. Images on TV and …

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