Sri Lanka floods leave 600,000 people displaced



Widespread flooding and devastating mudslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 202 people and displaced more than half a million, the government has said.The state-run Disaster Management Center said around 600,000 people remained temporarily homeless on Wednesday following last Friday's landslides and floods.Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez, reporting from Matara, around 160km south of the…

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Deshabandhu Sanath Jayasuriya Accused Of Leaking Self-Made Revenge Porn



Deshabandu Sanath Jayasuriya is accused of leaking a ‘revenge porn’ sex tape, where he is filmed having sex with one of his ex-partners and the issue is going to be lodged with the National Center for Cyber Security Sri Lanka, Colombo Telegraph can reveal today.Sanath Jayasuriya a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team and also a former Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural…

Saudi king Salman to take 459 tonnes of luggage on trip to Indonesia



Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud is heading to Indonesia this week for a nine-day visit. It will be the first time in 46 years that a Saudi king has visited the world's largest Muslim nation, and it comes at a time of heightened attention on the economic links between the two nations.But Salman has come prepared. According to reports in the Indonesian press, the Saudi royal is expected…

Princess Kate Middleton Will Spend Time Away From the Royal Family To Campaign For Breakthrough Skincare Line!



Kate Middleton recently announced she will spend time away from the Royal Family in 2017 to promote a smashing new skincare line that was recently voted #1 favourite by Dermatologists.The 35-year-old, who now appears to be aging backwards, says, "I went through a complete transformation with one of the best skincare products on the market called Recapture 360 Day." Sources close to the couple tell…

Thailand warns Facebook to block content critical of the monarchy



Authorities in Thailand have warned Facebook to take down content critical of the monarchy, or face legal action.The social media giant has been given until next Tuesday to remove more than 130 items from pages viewable in Thailand.Facebook says it does consider requests from governments to block material, and will comply if it breaks local laws.Any comment critical of the monarchy can result in…

World’s longest sand Buddha statute in SL



The world's longest sand sculpture of reclining Buddha created by renowned Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, was unveiled at the Diyawannawa Vesak Zone in Battaramulla on Vesak Poya Day. Organisers said similar statues can be found in Dambulla cave Temple and in Polonnaruwa. Artist Pattnaik has many world records and was awarded with the Padma Shri by the Indian Government in 2014.…

Messages won't send or receive, and some people can't load the app at all



WhatsApp has completely broken.People are unable to send or receive chats or even load up conversations, according to users.And there doesn't seem to be any easy way of fixing the issue, which is affecting many of its users and is likely a problem with its servers.Problems with the app surged over the last hour, according to the website Down Detector.…

B-54 Shot



½ shot Disaronno Originale amaretto½ shot Coffee liqueur½ shot Baileys Irish cream liqueurHow to make:Refrigerate ingredient then LAYER in chilled glass by carefully pouring in the following order.Garnish:NoneComment:Layered and sticky – but nice.…

Sri Lanka: A Rationale for Five Year Economic Planning



In the absence of proper targets, estimates and strategies, the economic policies in Sri Lanka appear to be haphazard and even ideological. Instead, we should be more pragmatic.by Laksiri Fernando“Democratic planning requires full consumers’ sovereignty, as distinguished from the narrower concept of ‘consumers’ free choice.” – Carl Landauer(April 5, 2017m, Sydney, Sri Lanka Guardian)…

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