Pacific nations Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have signed on to a joint undersea internet cable project, funded mostly by Australia, that forestalls plans by Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to lay the links itself.
Social networking platform Twitter announced Wednesday it will be removing accounts it had deemed suspicious from user's follower counts, as part of a recent push to promote accuracy on the website. This could reduce the number of "followers" of some of the website's most popular users, including politicians and celebrities.
American actress Scarlett Johansson has quit her role in the upcoming film Rub & Tug following backlash to her playing a transgender character.
Kajol is the overprotective mother in new poster of Helicopter EelaKajol is the overprotective mother in new poster of Helicopter Eela Actor Kajol says there is no place for fear in her profession as people expect them to be perfect all the time.
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at Fuimicino International Airport in Rome yesterday (15) to attend the 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the 6th World Forest Week organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations scheduled to begin today.
The Government yesterday inaugurated a rapid rural development project called “Gamperaliya” covering all the districts in the country to accelerate the economic growth of the country retarded by the adverse weather conditions in recent years.
A list of names comprising 18 prisoners convicted for drug trafficking and sentenced to death was handed over to the Justice Ministry yesterday, Commissioner of Prisons (Administration/Intelligence and Security) H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya told the Daily News yesterday. He said the majority of those inmates were being detained at the Welikada Prison while several have been detained in outstation prisons.
Joint Opposition Parliamentarians Prasanna Ranaweera and Wimal Weerawansa have been summoned before the Parliament Privileges and Ethics Committee today.
People in the Jaffna Peninsula, who have shown complete distrust in the Office of the Missing Persons’ (OMP) mission, staged a protest at the Jaffna Weerasingham Hall where the OMP sitting was being held yesterday.