The European Union has informed the Elections Commission that it will not be sending a fully-fledged observer mission for the 5th August Parliamentary election, Daily Mirror learns.
EU sent fully-fledged missions to observe elections in Sri Lanka, with as much as over 60 observers sent for the Presidential elections
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Crude Oil At 3-Year High, Brent Nears Us $ 80 A Barrel Amid Supply Constraints
REUTERS: Oil prices rose for a fifth straight day yesterday with Brent at its highest since October 2018 and heading for US $ 80 amid supply concerns as demand picks up in parts of the world with the easing of pandemic restrictions.
Five-Member Squad For World Wrestling Meet
The Sri Lanka Wrestling Association (SLWA) will field a five-member contingent for the 17th World Wrestling Championships, which will be held from October 2 to 10 in Oslo, Norway. Sri Lanka team will leave for Oslo on September 29.
German SPD Seeks Three-Way Alliance To Succeed Merkel
German Social Democrat Olaf Scholz vowed on Monday to strengthen the European Union and keep up the transatlantic partnership in a three-way coalition government he hopes to form by Christmas to take over from Angela Merkel’s conservatives.
Vaccinating Children Above 12 Still Undecided
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Australia's Richest Woman Warns - Australia Will End Up Impoverished Like Sri Lanka
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Usyk Ends Joshua's Reign As World Heavyweight Champion
Oleksandr Usyk ended Anthony Joshua’s reign as world heavyweight champion in front of the Londoner’s home crowd with a stunning unanimous points decision victory on Saturday, scuppering hopes of a ‘Battle of Britain’ unification bout with fellow world title-holder Tyson Fury.
Mahela ‘Eligible' For Selection Committee Meetings
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene, who has been recently appointed as a consultant, is ‘eligible’ to attend the selection committee meetings on the World Cup tour, according to Aravinda de Silva, Chief of the Technical Advisory Committee.
We Are More Than What We Remember: An Insight Into Dementia
Memories, one can say, are timeless. They give meaning to our existence and define who we are. Our memories link our past with our present, helping us shape our future. They give us an enduring sense of identity, a strong sense of who we are, and what matters in life. If a person is to be robbed of his or her memories, not only will it be an emotionally devastating experience for the person affected, but it also takes a painful toll on families and caregivers who have to witness what they see as the gradual loss of their loved one while the person is still alive. Awareness about disorders that can affect one’s memory is important in terms of not only protecting oneself from developing such conditions but also learning how to “live with the disease” if one is affected.
New Primates Discovered In SL; Hiding In Jungles For Years
For more than a century, scientists considered lorises, a type of reclusive, tree-dwelling primates, to have two distinct species in Sri Lanka —however, new research indicates 5 to six new species. They’ve been hiding in plain sight, coming out at night and are thus not easy to observe.
Kamzy Refuses To Boycott Sri Lanka
New MP to push Norway to assist Sri Lanka | Notes Sri Lankans must decide on solution
Pip Hare on best practice crew communication
ONE TO CHARGE THEM ALL: EU DEMANDS SINGLE PLUG FOR PHONES
The European Union unveiled plans Thursday to require smartphone makers to adopt a single charging method for mobile devices.
IRELAND INVESTIGATES TIKTOK OVER CHILD, CHINA DATA CONCERNS
TikTok is facing two EU data privacy investigations, one into its handling of children’s personal data and another over its data transfers to China.
The Group Portrait: Emerson String Quartet
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IRISH WATCHDOG FINES WHATSAPP $267M AFTER EU PRIVACY PROBE
Ireland’s privacy watchdog has fined WhatsApp a record 225 million euros ($267 million) after an investigation found it breached stringent European Union data protection rules on transparency about sharing people’s data with other Facebook companies.
A London in Transition
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The race to succeed Germany’s Angela Merkel pits caution against boldness
THE EQUESTRIAN'S CAVE
Recent discoveries in western Mongolia suggest that nomadic horsemen may have invented a revolutionary technology
HOT DATES: 2 SPACECRAFT TO MAKE VENUS FLYBY
Two spacecraft are set to swoop past Venus within hours of each other this week, using the maneuver to do a little bit of bonus science on the way to their main missions at the center of our solar system.
CHER'S SINGING IS ELE-PHANTASTIC!
Special recordings bringing peace to pachyderms