(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena has requested all workers engaging in the railway strike action to report for work, taking into consideration the inconvenience caused to students who are to sit for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examinations, as well as the inconvenience experienced by the general commuters."President requests striking railway workers to return to work"
(RUSSIA, LANKAPUVATH) – Russia has begun withdrawing some of its troops from Syria, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday."Putin announces Russian troop withdrawal from Syria during visit"
(INDIA, LANKAPUVATH) – Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma have tied the knot in Italy, after weeks of speculation that they were getting hitched."Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tie the knot in Italy"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The 3rd Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) held from 4th to 6th December 2017, unanimously approved two important resolutions co-sponsored by Sri Lanka that called upon the global community to reduce toxic pollution sources that impact negatively on the environment, oceans and human health."Sri Lanka requests global toxic pollution reduction at UNEA session"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. took part in the Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase held on December 6 at the International Trade Center in Washington D.C."Sri Lanka participates in Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase in Washington D.C."
(NEW MEXICO, LANKAPUVATH) –Two students were killed when a fellow student opened fire at a northern New Mexico high school Thursday morning, law enforcement officials said."Two students killed, gunman dead in New Mexico school shooting"
(PALESTINE, LANKAPUVATH) –Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces in the West Bank and along the border with Gaza on Thursday, as widespread predictions of unrest were realized a day after President Trump took the high-risk move of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Hundreds of youths clashed with Israeli forces at checkpoints."Palestinians Clash With Israeli Troops to Protest Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –According to the latest data released by the Export Development Board (EDB), Merchandise export earnings recorded USD 9.5 billion for the eight months to October this year, showing substantial increases compared to USD 8.6 billion last year. Estimates in the services exports sector suggest an overall growth of 5.9% during the first eight months of the year, bringing total exports to USD 12.5 billion."Recorded USD 12.5 Bn export earnings in first eight months"