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Who Was Ibn Battuta?

By Shani Asokan Ceylon Today Features History records several great explorers and travellers. Those who were brave enough to sail out into the unknown, discovered new lands, otherwise unknown cultures and civilisations. One such traveller was a man named Ibn Battuta, who spent 29 years travelling around the world during …

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Saved by the bail, Stokes gets lucky in Sydney

England all-rounder Ben Stokes had a reprieve on day three of the fourth Ashes Test after Australia’s Cameron Green hit his off-stump but could not dislodge the bail at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. Replying to Australia’s 416-8 declared, England were reeling on 57-4 with the spectre of follow-on …

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A coconut export zone to meet demand

A coconut export zone will be established in the vicinity of the Hambantota Port this year owing to the high demand for coconut related products, Minister of Plantation Dr. Ramesh Pathirana announced. In addition, plans have been made to cultivate coconut in every plot of land possible this year. Based …

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Children aged 15 – 19 to receive second dose of COVID vaccine

Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella today (07) announced that children aged between 15 and 19 years will be administered with the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Those in the age group will now be able to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine following the completion of three months …

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Showery conditions to prevail

The Department of Meteorology forecasts several spells of showers in the Northern, North-Central, Eastern and Uva provinces and in the Matale and Nuwara Eliya districts today (08). Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western and Sabaragamuwa provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts in the …

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China FM to arrive in Sri Lanka today

  China Foreign Minister Wang Yi will arrive in Sri Lanka on an official visit today (08). The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka said the Foreign Minister’s short visit will focus on launching celebrations of the 65th anniversary of China-Sri Lanka diplomatic relations. He will depart the country tomorrow.  Colombo …

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China manufactures giant tunnel boring machine for SL

China has manufactured a giant tunnel boring machine (TBM) for Sri Lanka. The TBM, made by China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corp Ltd, has been rolled off the assembly line in Changsha, Hunan Province. The machine with a diameter of 7.6 meters will be used in a water diversion project …

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පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයේ වින්දිතයින් පැවරූ වන්දි නඩුවට මෛත්‍රී කළ ඉල්ලීම අධිකරණය ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කරයි

   පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයේ වින්දිතයින් පිරිසක් පැවරූ වන්දි නඩුව නිෂ්ප්‍රභ කරන්නැයි හිටපු ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රීපාල සිරිසේන මහතා මෝසමක් මගින් කළ ඉල්ලීම කොළඹ දිසා අධිකරණය ප්‍රතික්ෂේප කර තිබෙනවා.  පාස්කු ඉරුදින එල්ල වූ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරය හේතුවෙන් මියගිය අය වෙනුවෙන් ඔවුන්ගේ ඥාතීන්, සදාකාලිකව ආබාධිත වූවන් හා තුවාල ලැබූවන් විසින් තමන්ට වන්දි අයකර දෙන ලෙස ඉල්ලා …

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Jacqueline Fernandez’s mother hospitalized with heart stroke

Sri Lanka born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez’s mother has been hospitalized in Bahrain after she suffered a heart stroke. Jacqueline’s parents have been stationed in Bahrain for a couple of years now while the actress lives in Mumbai owing to her work commitment. Further details about Kim Fernandez’s health are …

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Oo Antava, item song from Pushpa, in hot soup over lyrics

Part 1 of Telugu-language action drama film ‘Pushpa: The Rise, starring Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna, has already created a lot of buzz. The Sukumar directorial is expected to be one of the highest grossers next year. The trailer of the film was getting a tremendous response, and now an …

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“My only vision for 2022 – goals, goals, goals”

The year 2022 hasn’t begun with a bang for the Sri Lanka born Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez. In the last few months, she has been embroiled in a money-laundering investigation involving Sukesh Chandrashekhar and a few days ago, her mother was hospitalised in Bahrain following a stroke. In a brief …

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Yohani is LMD’s Sri Lankan of 2021

Young singer Yohani de Silva has been conferred the Sri Lankan of the Year title for 2021 by the business magazine LMD. Yohani shot to international fame with her rendition of ‘Manike Mage Hithe.’ “Given the extent of Yohani de Silva’s contribution to enhancing the nation’s image to date and …

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ඩොලර් අර්බුදයට විසදුමක් ලබා ගත හැකි ක්‍රමයක් ඇමති විමල් කියයි

   විදේශ වෙළදපොල ජය ගත හැකි කර්මාන්ත රට තුළ ස්ථාපිත කිරීමෙන් ඩොලර් අර්බුදයට විසදුම් ලබා දිය හැකි බව කර්මාන්ත අමාත්‍ය විමල් වීරවංශ පවසනවා. කොළඹ පැවති උත්සවයකට එක්වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරයා මේ බව සඳහන් කළා.  new cut · WIMAL 01 කෙසේවෙතත් රට ගොඩනැගිය හැක්කේ විද්‍යාත්මක වැඩපිළිවෙලක් හරහා පමණක් බවයි විපක්ෂ නායක සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාස …

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Hollywood trailblazer Sidney Poitier dies aged 94

Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died at 94. The Hollywood star’s death was confirmed to the BBC by the office of Fred Mitchell, the Bahamas’ minister of foreign affairs. Poitier was a trailblazing actor and a respected humanitarian and diplomat. He won …

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CPC veteran: Frequent shutdowns will ruin precious oil refinery

            By Rathindra Kuruwita The Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery should not be shut down and restarted from time to time, former Senior Deputy General Manager and Acting Chairman of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Cyril Suduwella told the media yesterday. He said that such interruptions might damage …

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