Ex-Army Chief Mahesh Senanayake promoted as General


Former Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General by the President, Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said.

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Five eateries, two pharmacies face legal action in the North


Five eateries and two pharmacies face legal action in the North owing to the unhygienic preparation and sale of food and the recruitment of unqualified staff, the Northern Governor's office said today (Aug 20).

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Army officer dies during training session as parachute fails to open


An army officer has died during a skydiving training session after his parachute failed to open on time, police said.

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Cabinet nod to procure more x-ray machines for BIA


Cabinet approval has been granted to import x-ray scanners to detect explosives upon a proposal put forward by Minister Vajira Abeywardena today (Aug 20).

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Students following apprenticeship to receive allowances from today


Students following apprenticeship under the 13-Year Compulsory Education system will be granted an allowance of Rs 500 from today (Aug 20), Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

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Four-acre cannabis cultivation raided in Koslanda


Special Task Force (STF) and Army personnel yesterday raided a cannabis cultivation spanning around four acres with 79,000 plants in Koslanda yesterday (Aug 20).

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Kerala cannabis worth Rs 4.8 million seized from cemetery in Jaffna


Kerala cannabis worth Rs 4.

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One arrested for abetting in killing of chief jailor


An individual has been arrested over the killing of a Chief Jailor attached to the Welikada Prisons Training School recently, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said today (Aug 20).

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Two elections on same day not practical - CaFFE


The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) movement has stated that conducting the presidential and provincial elections on the same day would not be plausible due to practical issues.

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UNPers call for internal vote to nominate presidential candidate


A letter has been handed over to United National Party (UNP) leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe seeking to nominate the party's presidential candidate through an internal vote.

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Three shops destroyed in fire at Deraniyagala


Three shops have been completely destroyed due to a fire in Deraniyagala yesterday (Aug 19).

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Fishermen express concern over black substance along Mullaitivu shores


Fishermen in Mullaitivu observed that a black substance similar to oil is being washed up on the shores in their district since yesterday (Aug 19).

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