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Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

Top underworld figure escapes during shootout

Investigations have revealed that Polwatte Nishantha, one of the underworld figures who fled during an STF operation in Ballapana at Divulapitiya was part of the gang responsible for the Black Maria attack close to the Kalutara prison where a criminal called ‘Samayan’ and six others were killed.   The police …

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Inflation is climbing

Latest figures from the Department of Census and Statistics (DC&S) indicate that the country’s inflation is climbing. The DC&S says the National Consumer Price Index for the last month was at 8.6 per cent. It was 7.9 percent in the previous month. The increase of prices of rice, coconuts, red …

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Pyramid Wilmar launches MEADOWLEA in Sri Lanka

Pyramid Wilmar, the company behind Sri Lanka’s number one edible oil – Fortune, officially launched MEADOWLEA, a product of Goodman Fielder Australia and widely known to be one of Australia’s favourite spreads. The launch ceremony held at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo was patronized by the Board of Directors of Pyramid Wilmar …

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Speaker to take action against Wimal

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday said necessary action would be taken against National Freedom Front leader and MP Wimal Weerawansa over a recent statement that people would throw bombs at parliament.   Expressing dismay at Weerawansa’s statement, the Speaker said it was a serious threat to the lives of MPs and …

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