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Trump aims blow at Iran and threatens landmark nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump has condemned Iran as a "fanatical regime" and refused to continue signing off on a landmark international nuclear deal. Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he was acting in order to deny Iran "all paths to a nuclear weapon". In a combative speech yesterday, Mr Trump accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and proposed new sanctions, accusing Iran of breaching the nuclear agreement. However, International observers say Iran has been in full compliance with the nuclear agreement.

Pakistan won the first ODI against Sri Lanka

Pakistan reasserted their dominance in the UAE with a crushing win in Dubai over a Sri Lanka side that has seen ODI wins excruciatingly hard to come by in 2017. A century from Babar Azam and a blistering 81 from Shoaib Malik saw Pakistan set Sri Lanka a stiff target of 293. In Reply, Sri Lanka were all out for 209 runs. Lahiru Thirimanna scored 53 runs while Akila Dhananjaya scored 50 runs and was not out. The 2nd ODI will be played on the 16th of this month.

More free Wi-Fi zones in major cities

The government has taken steps to create 100 Wi-Fi zones in the Colombo city as a first step of the island wide program of providing free Wi-Fi. According to the Policy Development Office, by now the Colombo Municipal Council has initiated to setting up 20 Wi-Fi zones within the city and more than 10 Wi-Fi zones are already running. It includes a facility for the public to charge their mobile phones while they are on the street. As the second move, steps are being taken to identify the remaining 80 locations within the city of Colombo. This project is planned to be implemented in Matara, Galle, Kandy and other cities in the near future.

The chairman of SLBC attorney at law Sudarshana Gunawardena assumed duties as the acting director general of government information this morning

 

The chairman of SLBC attorney at law Sudarshana Gunawardena assumed duties as the acting Director General of Government Information this morning. The Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media Thilaka Jayasundara said that Mr. Gunawardena has been identified as an effective government official. She assured that Mr. Gunawarddena will be given the Ministry’s fullest support to carry out his duties of the new post.

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Many effective measures have been taken to bring down the cost of living of the general public.

 

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen said many effective measures have been taken to bring down the cost of living of the general public. These decisions were taken during a meeting held last week with the participation of the members of cost of living committee.

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The railway service has returned to normal

 

The Railway service has returned to normal.  The normal Railway services commenced this morning as usual.  The Railway control room says all trains started their scheduled trips according to the time table. The usual Postal train service  from Colombo to Badulla will not be operated today.  The other small postal train services and long distance trains are operated as usual.

The railway trade unions which declared a sudden strike have been called off it with immediate effect.

The railway trade unions which declared a sudden strike have been called off it with immediate effect. The decision has been taken by the trade union leaders after their talks with President’s Secretary Austin Fernando under the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Spain celebrates National Day amid political turmoil

Spain's royal family is attending National Day celebrations amid a political crisis sparked by Catalonia's disputed independence referendum. The public display of unity comes a day after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told parliament the country was facing the most serious threat to its 40-year-old democracy.

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