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Monthly Archives: May 2018

BC given time to file charges against Mahindananda

The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has granted time until 12th June, for the Bribery Commission to present a charge sheet against the former Sports Minister MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage. Under the Bribery Ordinance, the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) accuses the MP of making a loss of nearly Rs 50 …

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Maj. Gen. Amal Karunasekara remanded till May 30

The court further remanded the former Chief of Staff of Army, retired Major General Amal Karunasekara, who was arrested last month in suspicion of the abduction, and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr in May 2008. Mount Lavinia Additional Magistrate, Lochana Abeywickrama remanded the former chief of the Army Intelligence till …

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Countrywide docs strike today over FTAs

Declaring a 24 hour countrywide strike commencing 8 am today (May 17) against Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) and a move to finalise Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) yesterday alleged that President Maithripala Sirisena hadn’t responded to their call for …

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Immigration/emigration officers on work-to-rule

Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Officers’ Association (SLIEOA) will commence a work-to-rule campaign from midnight today at all port and airports of the country, until their grievances are addressed, Secretary of the SLIEOA, KKGJ Bandara says. The SLIEOA says it has been urging the government to address several long standing …

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Bus strike called off after govt agrees to 12.5% fare hike

Private bus operators have decided to call off the strike action which was scheduled to commence from midnight yesterday, after the government had reportedly agreed to increase the bus fares by 12.5%. During the discussion held today between representatives of private bus trade unions and ministers and government officials, the …

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Doctors to launch token strike tomorrow

Government doctors will launch a one-day token strike from 8.00am tomorrow (17), the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) said. The trade union action has been planned in order to protest against the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Sri Lanka and Singapore. The 24-hour strike will be carried out at …

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SLTB employees’ leave cancelled due to private bus strike

The leave of all SLTB bus drivers, conductors and mechanical staff have been cancelled until the planned strike by private bus operators is called off, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) announced today. SLTB Chairman Ramal Siriwardena said that the board has taken steps to provide 24 hour bus service …

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