(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maithripala Sirisena says the AB-21 road Kankasanthurai to Point Pedro, which had been closed since June 20, 1990, will be opened for the public."Kankasanthurai – Point Pedro road, which was closed for 27 years will be open to public, says the President in Jaffna"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Cremation with State honours of Venerable Prof.Bellanwila Wimalarathana Anunayake Thera will be held on February 8, at the Sri Jayawardenapura University Grounds, a member of the Cremation Committee said."State honours for Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera on February 8"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Mr. Wataru Takeshita, Japan’s Minister for Reconstruction and the Chairman of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentarians League, who visited the country to attend the 70th Independence Anniversary celebrations, met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (04)."Japanese Prime Minister’s Special Envoy met with the President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Queen Elizabeth II of England has sent a congratulatory message to Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on the occasion of the country’s 70th National Independence Day."Queen Elizabeth congratulates Sri Lanka on 70th Independence Day"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Award-winning Hollywood actress, writer, and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd, will be in Sri Lanka for a short mission next week."Award-winning Hollywood actress and UNICEF Goodwill Envoy Ashley Judd here next week"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Ministry of Industries and Economic Affairs has taken initiative to reduce the prices of seven essential food commodities in view of the 70th Independence Day, state media reported."Prices of seven essential food items reduced in view of 70th Independence Day"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – New Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale will look to improve ties with Sri Lanka, the Press Trust of India reported."New Indian Foreign Secretary to look to improve ties with Sri Lanka"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –For the first time since 1866, three lunar events will coincide on the same day – A blood moon total lunar eclipse, a super moon and a blue moon will be visible to us on 31st January 2018 at the moon rise in the eastern horizon after 6.15 p.m. – Professor in Physics, and Director, Astronomy and Space Science Unit of the University of Colombo Prof. Chandana Jayaratne said."First super blue moon lunar eclipse after 152 years"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said that literary works in Sinhala, Tamil and English fostered greater understanding and reconciliation between Sri Lankans. Addressing the 2017 Fairway National Literary Award in Galle at the Fairway Literary Festival, the Minister said this was the only National Literary Awards competition which accommodated all three of the main languages used in Sri Lanka."Literary works foster greater understanding and reconciliation: Media Minister"