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Scientists have stated 2015 is the warmest year on record. The Athabasca glacier in Canada has reportedly retreated more than 1 km since the late 19th century due to global warming.  Image Credit: Wing-Chi Poon, Creative Commons Licence

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National Para-Athletics Championships commence in Diyagama

In what will be the qualifying trials for the Paralympics this year, the National Para-Athletics Championships began today in Diyagama.

Over 600 athletes will compete to qualify for the team representing Sri Lanka in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Iran restores trade ties with Sri Lanka

A delegation from Iran will be visiting Sri Lanka in February, to engage in talks aimed at resuming trade activities, following the removal of Iran’s sanctions.

Petroleum, petrochemicals, tea and apparels, among other commodities, are some of the areas in which Iran and Sri Lanka hope to restore bilateral trade relations.

Premier affirms the continuation of Port City

Speaking to the media in Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, stated that Sri Lanka will continue Chinese-sponsored infrastructure projects, including Port City.

He also added that Sri Lanka welcomes Chinese investment in other sectors, including in real estate.


2015 recorded as the warmest year in ascertainable history

Scientists claim that 2015 was the hottest year on record, overtaking the mark set by 2014.

The past year recorded the highest temperature levels by the widest margin, since the first recording of global temperatures in 1880.

Militants attack university in Pakistan

Armed militants belonging to the Taliban attacked the Bacha Khan University in Pakistan yesterday, killing 21.

The attack in Northwest Pakistan is in line with the Taliban’s history of attacks on educational institutions.

Scientists speculate possible ninth planet in Solar System

New research reveals that a ninth planet could possibly be orbiting beyond Neptune.

The new planet, if extant, is much larger than Earth and qualifies as a planet by contemporary standards, in a manner that Pluto does not.

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