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General Amnesty Offered to Army Absentees  

2017-10-20 14:37:55

Following the approval of the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Minister of Defence, HE the President, the Commander of the Army on the directions of the Ministry of Defence, has offered a general amnesty for Army absentees, enabling them to receive their legal discharge from the Army.

Villagers ask for return of Iranaitheevu  

2017-10-20 12:52:42

By S. Bashkaran

While celebrating Deepavali, the people of Iranaitheevu requested the government to expedite the release of their lands.
"These are our ancestral lands which we need to improve our livelihood, which is fishing. Therefore, releasing them could be a gesture of goodwill by the government," villagers explained.

12-Hour water cut in Kadawatha and surrounding areas  

2017-10-20 11:25:01

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) says that a 12-hour water cut will be in place for several areas in and around Kadawatha today (20).

1070 traffic fatalities in 2017 121 murders during same period - Police  

2017-10-20 10:01:18

By Cassendra Doole

Over a 1,000 persons were killed in road accidents while 100 murders were reported during the present year, a spokesman with the Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today yesterday (19).

Festering SAITM issue President to address the nation  

2017-10-20 09:22:15

President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to make a statement to the nation regarding the Government's position on the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Minister of Higher Education Lakshman Kiriella informed Parliament yesterday.

Fight against SAITM is in final phase - GMOA  

2017-10-19 17:17:18

A handbill distribution campaign themed, "Let's align with the final struggle to abolish SAITM" organized by the Anti SAITM Union was held at the Fort Railway Station, today (19).

Pakistan Foreign Secretary calls on PM  

2017-10-19 16:06:48

Visiting Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Ms. Tehmina Janjua called on Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe at his office yesterday in Colombo. 

Due to Fuel price reduction CPC LOST RS 68.3 B IN 2017 - ARJUNA  

2017-10-19 12:06:30

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation reported a loss of Rs 68 Billion for the nine-month period, from January to September 2017, due to the Government providing fuel and kerosene at reduced prices since January 2015.

‘Crossing Assistant’ a new mobile App  

2017-10-19 11:33:40

In a bid to reduce the number of road accidents, a novel mobile app was introduced at the Police Head Quarters yesterday (18).
The app, named 'Crossing Assistant', was invented by 22-year-old Sanka Rathnayake – a product of St. Joseph's College Colombo 10.

CMB Port City: Work will be completed by 2019– Sagala Ratnayaka  

2017-10-19 10:36:25

By Paneetha Ameresekere

The Cabinet Minister of Law and Order, Sagala Ratnayaka said that the 'Colombo Port City' reclamation work will be completed by 2019 with the first US$ 1 billion investment on board by the beginning of next year. 

Deepavali festival today  

2017-10-18 16:00:44

Hindus throughout the world celebrate Deepavali festival today.

Navy replants corals in northern and eastern seas  

2017-10-18 13:13:10

In support of the vision, 'A Green Country, A Clean Environment' set by the Ministry of Environment, which incidentally comes under the purview of His Excellency the President as the subject minister, navy divers attached to the Northern and Eastern Naval



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