The Marshall Islands, an atoll-nation vulnerable to sea level rise from climate change, announced steps Monday toward an ambitious plan to cut its greenhouse emissions to zero by 2050.
U.S. researchers are reporting progress in helping those paralyzed by spinal cord injuries to stand, and even to take steps.
With three consecutive Netflix projects and one Bollywood blockbuster to her credit Radhika Apte is on a roll, but the actor says she does not let the success get to her and likes to live on the “edge”. The actor started the year with R Balki’s comedy-drama “Padman” and featured in Lust Stories, Sacred Games and Ghoul, positioning her as streaming giant’s India favourite.
Gary Kurtz, producer of the first two instalments in the Star Wars series, has died in north London aged 78.
President Maithripala Sirisena will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today (September 25). This will be President Sirisena’s fourth consecutive annual address to the world body.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the government will have to slash imports by US$ 500 million to US$ 1 billion by imposing duties on some sectors because of current economic constraints due to strengthening of the US dollar.
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa (R) walks away after addressing reporters at his residence in Colombo on 22 September, demanding fresh elections as a way to tackle the rapidly-depreciating local currency. Rajapaksa said the rupee had fallen by over 8% against the US Dollar because of poor economic management of the Government and not entirely due to the global strength of the green back – AFP
Police Chief Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundera and a team of Sri Lankan officials will leave for London to participate in a workshop conducted by Scotland Yard.
Showers or thundershowers will occur in the Northern, Eastern, North-central, Uva and Central provinces and in the Galle, Matara Kaluthara and Kurunagala districts after 2 pm. Heavy falls of about 100 mm can be expected at some places, according to the Meteorological Department.