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Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

Leave of all SLTB employees cancelled

Leave of all SLTB staff including drivers, conductors, and technical staff have been temporarily cancelled, announced Ministry of Transport. The step has been taken by the Ministry to minimize the inconvenience caused to passengers due to the ongoing train strike. Meanwhile a new SLTB bus schedule will be introduced by …

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Ministry staff receives mango plants from Daya

All staff of Primary Industries Ministry received mango plants today to coincide with the public sector employees day of the national food production battle. Minister Daya Gamage distributed the mango plants to ministry secretary Bandula Wickramarachchi and other ministry employees at the premises of Suhurupaya in Battaramulla.

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MC, UC and PS amendment Bills signed by Speaker

Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya signed the Municipal Council (Amendment) Bill, Urban Council (Amendment) Bill and the Pradeshiya Sabha (Amendment) Bill earlier today (12). It has been reported that the Speaker of parliament placed his signature on the amendment Bills, at 10.00am at the speaker’s chambers. The local government amendment …

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Lahiru Weerasekara and Tempitiye Sugathananda Thero further remanded

Convener of the Inter-University Student’s Federation (IUSF) Lahiru Weerasekara and Convener of the Inter-University Bhikku Federation (IUBF) Ven. Tempitiye Sugathananda Thero, who were arrested for breaching court orders were further remanded until October 26 by the Fort Magistrate today(12). Lahiru Weerasekara, was arrested by police,on June 23,while leaving a press …

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Country has 7,137,000 registered vehicles

Commissioner General of Motor Traffic A.H.K. Jagath Chandrasiri says the country has 7,137,000 registered vehicles as at last Monday.   Motorcycles and three wheelers accounted for the majority of them, he said. There are 3,986,000 motorcycles and 1,153,000 three wheelers.   Addressing the media at the Department of Motor Traffic headquarters …

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Commission asks for files marked AM, RK

Member of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the alleged bond scams Justice Prasanna Jayawardena yesterday asked Jeewantha Jayatillake, Counsel appearing for Steve Samuel Personal Assistant to Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd Arjuna Aloysius, to hand over the files containing documents marked AM and RK pertaining to the text messages …

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Weather advisory issued for strong winds, rough seas

The Early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather advisory for heavy showers, strong winds and rough seas in the next 18 hours while urging saval and fishing communities to remain vigilant. It says that due to the active cloudiness in the Western, Southern and …

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2017 voters list to be authenticated today

The Department of Elections stated the voters name list for 2017 is scheduled to be authenticated today (12). It has been reported that all necessary preparatory activities for the authentication process are being conducted at Divisional Secretariats. Deputy Elections Commissioner M.M.Mohommed stated that all amendments and additions to the voters …

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Railway strike to continue

Railway Unions say railway workers will continue with their strike action, until solutions are found for their demands.A tense situation arose at the Fort Railway station following passangers run riot against train cancellations and delays.

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