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Sony’s PlayStation 5 launch set for late 2020

Sony said on Tuesday its next-generation PlayStation 5 console, with new immersive features giving players the tactile experience of virtual worlds, would launch for the 2020 holiday season. The Japanese electronics firm, which had teased its new console earlier this year, said a major new feature of the updated console …

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Body of female teacher who went missing in Gampola identified

The body of the female teacher from Gampola, which was recovered from the Victoria Reservoir after she went missing for around six days, has been identified by the parents and family members of the deceased. Nisansala Ratnayake (27), a teacher from Keerapane in Gampola who had been employed at the …

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Warning issued for severe lightning

The Department of Meteorology has issued a warning for severe lightning in several provinces and districts in the country later today. Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in Western, Central, Sabaragamuwa, Northwestern and Uva provinces and in Anuradhapura, Mannar, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu districts in …

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Microsoft bets on foldable, though not bendable, devices

Microsoft has unveiled two folding devices, with dual touch screens, which it says will create a new category in mobile computing. But, unlike attempts from its rivals, the firm has not adopted a bendable screen – nor has it decided to include a high-end camera system on the products. Panos …

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Litro LP gas prices go down

The Minister of Industry and Commerce says that the price of Litro gas cylinders have been reduced from midnight tonight (October 04). The prices of 5 Kg and 2.3 Kg LPG gas cylinders too have been reduced accordingly. Therefore price of a 12.5 Kg LPG domestic Litro gas cylinder has …

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Appeals Court dismisses petition against Gotabaya’s citizenship

The Court of Appeal has unanimously decided to dismiss the petitions filed challenging the citizenship of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, without taking it up for consideration. The court today concluded the consideration of the petition while all parties were given time to present their written submissions before 3.15 p.m. …

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in third ODI

Pakistan clinched the three-match ODI series 2-0 after defeating Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final ODI at the National Stadium Karachi on Wednesday. Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss, opted to bat first and sent in Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando to open their innings. Meanwhile, …

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Mother and son sentenced to death over murder

A mother and a son of the same family have been sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court over a case of murder. The order was issued by High Court Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi when the case was taken up today (03). The convicted mother and son had murdered the …

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Railways to be declared an essential service tonight

The gazette notification declaring the railways an Essential Service is set to be issued before midnight today (03). The relevant gazette notification, signed by President Maithripala Sirisena, has been forwarded to the Department Of Government Printing. The railway service resorted to indefinite strike action from midnight on September 25th inconveniencing …

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Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in second ODI in Karachi

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs in the second day-night international on Monday as Karachi staged its first ODI for 10 years. Pakistan hit 305-7 in their 50 overs with Babar Azam notching a brilliant 105-ball 115 and Fakhar Zaman scoring 54. Sri Lanka were bundled out for 238 …

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