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A woman cries at the Air Force ‘war heroes’ monument at Ekala, Ja-ela on Friday (Aug 18). About 400 relatives of 119 officers and men killed during the war paid tribute to their loved ones. Air Force Commander Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy laid the first wreath followed by a former Commander of the Air Force Air Chief Marshal Walter Fernando, whose only son was also killed in action. (Pic courtesy Air Force)

Comprehensive agreement on
NFTH takeover to be inked soon, says Rajitha

GMOA lambasts govt. for spending public funds without formal pact

Health Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said the government would soon enter into a comprehensive agreement with the SAITM (South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine) in respect of the take over of the Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH).

Dr. Senaratne said that the Attorney General’s Department was in the process of finalising an agreement in the wake of a tripartite agreement (letter of intent) among the government, SAITM and the Bank of Ceylon (BoC) on the NFTH take over.



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'the right thing'


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HNB partners up as lead banker
to Sri Lanka’s first waste-to-energy plant


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