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Guinness record from Army Hospital doctors! 

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A group of Army hospital doctors has removed a large kidney stone from a man and it is said to be the world’s largest and heaviest kidney stone removed following a major operation, the Army said.

The surgery has been recorded in the Guinness World Records, the Army said.

Consultant Urologist Lieutenant Colonel (Dr) K. Sutharshan who is the Head of Genitourinary Unit at the Colombo Army Hospital took the lead in the surgery together with Captain (Dr) W.P.S.C. Pathirathna and Dr. Thamansha Premathilaka. Colonel (Dr) U.A.L.D. Perera and Colonel (Dr) C.S. Abeysinghe contributed during the surgery as Consultant Anaesthetists.

The stone which was removed on June 1 at the Colombo Army Hospital was 13.372 cm in length and weighed 801 g.

As per the Guinness World Records, the largest kidney stone in the world was found in India in 2004 which is 13 cm and the heaviest kidney stone was found in Pakistan in 2008 which was 620 g in weight.

The removed kidney stone was shown to Army Commander Lt. Gen. Vikum Liyanage at the Army Headquarters by the doctors who performed the surgery. 

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Term tests for Western province suspended

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The term tests for grade 10 and 11 in the Western province schools has been postponed after some of the question papers were shared on social media ahead of the examination.

A senior official said that the decision had been taken after complaints that several question papers had been leaked out before the examinations.

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Russian Naval Ship Varyag Visits Colombo

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The Russian Naval Ship Varyag has arrived at the port of Colombo on a formal visit. 

This 187m long Missile Cruiser, manned by a crew of 529, is led by Flag Officer Captain 1st Rank Velichko Anatoly Vasicievich, with Captain 2nd Rank Glushakov Roman Nikolaevich serving as the Commanding Officer.

During their stay in Sri Lanka, the ship’s crew is expected to participate in various programs organized by the Sri Lanka Navy, fostering camaraderie and exploring tourist attractions in the country. 

The official visit will conclude, and Varyag is set to depart from the island tomorrow.

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SL over 60s cricket team ranked 4th in the world

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The Sri Lanka Over-60s cricket team, led by Garry Gunasekara, achieved a commendable 4th place in the recently concluded Over-60s Cricket World Cup in Chennai. 

Twelve teams, including all major cricketing nations except Pakistan and Bangladesh, participated in the tournament.

In the group league stages, Sri Lanka secured victories against India, Wales, and the Rest of the World. 

They also tied with the West Indies and suffered their only defeat to Australia, finishing 2nd in the group. 

Sri Lanka faced England in the first semi-final, resulting in a loss, while New Zealand lost to Australia in the second semi-final. Australia went on to convincingly win the final against England.

In the third-place match, Sri Lanka faced New Zealand and narrowly lost by 20 runs, ultimately securing the 4th position in the Over-60s Cricket World Cup.

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