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Daily Archives: January 19, 2018

Hambantota port workers call off fast unto death

Hambantota port workers have decided to call off their “fast unto death” campaign, a short while ago, due to a receiving a favorable response from Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) to their demands. The protest fast was launched on January 9 demanding that the 438 employees of the Magampura Port …

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Malaka surrenders,

Colombo Additional Magistrate Dharshika Wimalasiri today recalled the arrest warrant issued against former Minister Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka. The suspect surrendered to the court today and tendered a medical report over his absence during the last court proceedings. Malaka, accused of allegedly assaulting a Scottish couple at a nightclub in …

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SLPP petition for Maharagama rejected

The petition filed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) over the rejection of its nominations list for the Maharagama Urban Council, was rejected by the Supreme Court today. It was rejected after being considered by a bench of Judges headed by the Chief Justice.

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Court bans sale and transfer of Udayanga Weeratunga’s properties

The court today issued an order enjoining the sale and transfer of property belonging to Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga. The Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) told the Colombo Fort Magistrate that after examining eight bank accounts of Weeratunga, who was a suspect in the MIG transaction …

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Seat belts, air bags compulsory on vehicles from July 1- FM

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media has decided to postpone the implementation of the budget proposal on introduction of emission standards and safety measures from 1st July, 2018, the Government Information Department said. The Ministry has taken this decision after considering the representations made by motor vehicle importers and …

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Udayanga’s properties located

The FCID has informed Fort Magistrate’s Court that it has found Rs. 94 million worth properties belonging to Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador In Kiev Udayanga Weeratunga, while probing the acquisition of four Ukrainian MIG 27 aircraft in 2006.   Filing a report, FCID Inspector Nihal Francis said Weeratunga owned an …

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Road mishaps kill 10, cripple 20 daily

The National Council for Road Safety (NCRS) yesterday said a minimum of ten people were killed due to road accidents daily while 20 were rendered disabled by them.   NCRS Coordinator, G.A. Buddhika Prabath said last year (from January to December) 2910 fatal accidents had occurred causing 3,078 deaths. Of …

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Action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption

An intellectual gathering to discuss the setting up of an action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption in Sri Lanka, chaired by Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando was held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Those who attended the meeting included Finance Secretary Dr R H S Samaratunge, Central …

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CEB strike called off

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) unions say they have called off strike action against day before yesterday’s police assault. In this incident CEB chairman held by force by workers later rescued by police and STF.

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