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Emirates One-Off A380 lands in Sri Lanka’s Colombo airport

An Emirates A380 aircraft landed at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) Katunayake today, helping Sri Lanka and the airport achieve an aviation milestone, the airline said in a media release. Sri Lanka’s Minister of Transport & Aviation Nimal Siripala de Silva was at the airport to greet UAE Ambassador to Sri …

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Municipal payments through Mobitel’s revolutionary eTax system

Mobitel launched Municipal Assessment Payment System (MAPS), an eTax payment system on July 28 at the Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia Municipal Council premises. The occasion was graced by Harin Fernando -Minister of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and Isura Devapriya – Chief Minister of the Western Province. The revolutionary MAPS service …

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Sri Lanka to issue electronic passports with biodata chip

Sri Lanka’s Department of Immigration and Emigration, in parallel to introducing bio data of the holder into the process making passports, has started initial measures to introduce an e-passport. It has also been identified as an essential part of the National Digitalization Program. Under the procedure, a passport in an …

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Invest, use renewable energy sources – Daya

. Minister Daya Gamage urges the world for immediate investment and worldwide use of renewable energy sources such as solar, hydroelectric, wind power. “At the same time, we have to reverse the damage through recycling every gram of plastic and metal used,” he says. The minister was delivering a speech …

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New cyber attack

A new and powerful cyber attack causing mass disruption across the world hitting companies and governments in Europe, Russia and USA, foreign media reported

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Google fined by EC

Google fined record 2.42 billion Euros or US$ 2.72 billion by European Commission for illegally favouring its own shopping service, Foreign media said.

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Japan gifts weather radars to Lanka

Secretary to the Disaster Management Ministry S. S. Meeyanwala yesterday said that the Ministry planned to install two Doplar Radar Systems covering the coastal areas which could forecast inclement weather.   He said the radars were to be installed in Pottuvil and Kalpitiya.   Meeyanwala said they were a gift …

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Galle District Secretariat website under cyber attack

The official website of the Galle District Secretariat (http://www.galle.dist.gov.lk/) is reported to have been hacked by an alleged group identifying itself as the ‘Pakistani Cyber Team Experts’. The attackers had however entered the official website and posted a message hailing their success saying “Pakistan Zindabad, Islam Zindabad, Muslims Zindabad ,Pakistan …

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