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Daily Archives: February 5, 2018

Production of Mendis distillery comes to standstill

The license of W.M.Mendis Company has been withdrawn due to the non-payment of taxes, the Department of Excise announced. Accordingly, the production activities of the distillery had halted since last week, it is reported. The company belongs to Arjun Aloysius; the owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited who was named as …

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Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena re-remanded

The owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena were re-remanded till February 16 by the Fort Magistrate a short while ago. Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena were produced again before Fort Magistrate earlier today (05). They were arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) yesterday (04) …

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Udayanga detained at Dubai airport

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga had been reportedly detained at the Dubai Airport this morning, while in transit to the United States, sources said. He was to be handed over to the Dubai Police by the immigration officers. Udayanga Weeratunga, Sri Lanka’s former envoy to Russia was …

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Presidential pardon for 544 prisoners

544 prisoners serving jail terms for minor offences were released today under the Presidential pardon on the occasion of National Independence Day. Prisons Department Commissioner H.M.T.N. Upuldeniya said they were selected from prisons across the island based on their behavior during the detention period. Accordingly, inmates held in prisons across …

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