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Aiyo’ added to the Oxford English dictionary

The word ‘Aiyo’ is now an accepted English word. The Oxford English dictionary has included the popular south India slang and the news is trending on social media, said a news report published online yesterday by Sun Daily of Malaysia.

KOICA and WFP partnership builds shock resistance in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday signed a three-year agreement to roll out a set of activities which will improve food security, nutrition and resilience to climate-related and economic shocks in nine disaster-prone districts of Sri Lanka.

WHO declares Lanka Malaria-free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday declared Sri Lanka Malaria-free, after certifying that the life-threatening disease had been completely eliminated in the island.