Items filtered by date: Friday, 06 April 2018

There’s a good and bad day for just about everything.

Published in TipTops

Facebook's acknowledgement that the personal data of most of its 2.2 billion members has probably been scraped by "malicious actors" is the latest example of the social network's failure to protect its users' data.

Published in Tech

Johnson & Johnson and Imerys SA must pay at least $37 million in a lawsuit claiming a man developed cancer because of his exposure to asbestos in talc-based products including Johnson's Baby Powder, a New Jersey state court jury said Thursday.

Published in Tech

Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, co-founder of the famed Studio Ghibli, has died at the age of 82.

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Dr. Lester James Peries’s 99th birthday

Internationally acclaimed film producer and film director Dr. Lester James Peries’s 99th birthday fell yesterday (5) and President Maithripala Sirisena visited his residence in Thimbirigasyaya to extend his wishes to the maestro.

Published in Entertainment
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PM to focus on development agenda

A jubilant Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing UNP Parliamentarians and partymen at Sirikotha said that it was an opportune time to refocus on the country’s development agenda whilst restructuring the UNP so that it would be a formidable party ahead of the next elections.

Published in Sri Lanka
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Sirisena has no control over SLFP/UPFA

The No-Confidence Motion, moved against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has confirmed that President Maithripala Sirisena, who is the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Leader of the United People’s Freedom Alliance, had failed to bring the parties or his group of Parliamentarians to one mindset, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday (5).

Published in Sri Lanka

Joint Opposition leader MP Dinesh Gunawardane said yesterday the no-confidence motion had triggered huge crisis in the government where it would lose two-thirds majority in Parliament, which would create issues for the government when enacting certain Acts and Bills.

Published in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians, holding ministerial positions in the Government, who voted in favour of the No-Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday (4), have told President Maithripala Sirisena, they are willing to give up their portfolios.

Published in Politics
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School holidays begin today

All government schools will begin their vacation today as the first term of the 2018 academic year ends today.

Published in Sri Lanka
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