Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus wins the Australian Open over Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, her first Grand Slam Tennis Singles title
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by Niresh Eliatamby
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Colombo (News 1st) – Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus staged a tremendous fightback to win the Australian Open Women's Singles title 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, her first Grand Slam Tennis Singles title. Fifth-seeded Sabalenka had earlier won two Grand Slam Doubles titles, but never a singles title. She will now rise to […] Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus wins the Australian Open over Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, her first Grand Slam Tennis Singles title ..read more
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Nepal Deputy PM to step down after Top Court declares he is not a Nepali citizen
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by Dithmini De Silva
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Colombo (News 1st) – Nepal's new government was dealt a stunning blow on Friday (27th) when the Supreme Court determined that Deputy Prime Minister Rabi Lamichhane, 48, who also holds the power post of Minister of Home Affairs, is not a Nepali citizen. Lamichhane announced that he will step down from all his posts and […] Nepal Deputy PM to step down after Top Court declares he is not a Nepali citizen ..read more
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Pilot dies in Indian Air Force jet mid-air collision
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by Dithmini De Silva
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BBC – One pilot has died after two Indian Air Force fighter jets crashed in a mid-air collision in central India. The planes were on a routine "operational flying training mission" when the incident happened, the air force said in a statement. Both aircraft had taken off from the Gwailor air base in Madhya Pradesh, […] Pilot dies in Indian Air Force jet mid-air collision ..read more
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New AI bot ChatGPT passes Law School and Business School exams
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by Dithmini De Silva
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Colombo (News1st) – The new artificial intelligence bot chatGPT has proven itself to be smart enough to pass graduate-level exams at prestigious universities, although it hasn't yet managed to reach the highest levels of academic excellence. ChatGPT recently passed exams in four courses in law at the University of Minnesota, and one exam at the […] New AI bot ChatGPT passes Law School and Business School exams ..read more
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U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland to visit Sri Lanka
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by Sandro Sathyajith
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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The U.S. Department of State released a statement mentioning that the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to Sri Lanka between the 28th of January and the 3rd of February, 2023. Under Secretary Nuland will travel to Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Qatar as well starting […] U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland to visit Sri Lanka ..read more
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New traffic plan for rehearsals of Independence Day celebrations
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by Sandro Sathyajith
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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Police say that a new traffic plan is to begin today due to the rehearsals of the independence day celebrations. The officer in charge of the Western Traffic Division Senior DIG Roshan Wijesingha says that the new plan will be in place today (28), tomorrow (29), and from the 1st to […] New traffic plan for rehearsals of Independence Day celebrations ..read more
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Cabinet agrees to implement 13A – President
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by Staff Writer
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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the All Party Leaders' Conference on Reconciliation that the Cabinet was agreeable to fully implementing 13th Amendment, until the Party Leaders decide whether or not to abolish the Amendment. This was reported by the President's Media Division on Friday (27). President Ranil Wickremesinghe had […] Cabinet agrees to implement 13A – President ..read more
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Parliament to be prorogued from Friday (27); New Session on 8th February
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by Zulfick Farzan
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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The President's Office has reserved a slot with the Government Printer to issue the Proclamation to Prorogue Parliament with effect from midnight on Friday (27). President's Secretary Saman Ekanayake confirmed to News 1st that the respective gazette was sent to the Government Printer as per a decision taken by the President […] Parliament to be prorogued from Friday (27); New Session on 8th February ..read more
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Speaker certifies Campaign Finance Bill, and Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill
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by Zulfick Farzan
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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka's Parliament speaker has endorsed the certificate on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Bill and the Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill, which were debated and passed in Parliament recently. Accordingly, these bills come into force as the Bureau of Rehabilitation Act No. 2 of 2023 and the Regulation of Election Expenditure […] Speaker certifies Campaign Finance Bill, and Bureau of Rehabilitation Bill ..read more
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‘My officials were threatened to sign’ – Kanchana on No-Power Cut agreement
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by Zulfick Farzan
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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka's Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said that the officials from the Ministry of Power and Energy who attended a recent meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka had disclosed that they were pressurized to sign two documents that they did not agree do. The Minister […] ‘My officials were threatened to sign’ – Kanchana on No-Power Cut agreement ..read more
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