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Daily Archives: June 7, 2018

SI and security assistant sentenced

The Colombo High Court today sentenced a former Sub-Inspector (SI) of the Sapugaskanda Police Station and a former security assistant to 20 years and 6 months of rigorous imprisonment in connection with the abduction and rape of two women in 2003. In addition to this, High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga …

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TNL issue should be resolved quickly- Rajitha

The issue of the  TNL  Transmission Centre shutdown should be resolved soon, Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.   Senaratne said that the TRC report on the matter was awaited by the Media Ministry.   TNL TV recently  commented on President Maithripala Sirisena’s criticism of the government’s 100-Day Programme.

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OZO Colombo recognized at Culinary Art Food Expo 2018

OZO Colombo recently participated at the 18th Culinary Art International Chefs Competition, with OZO chefs recognized as bronze title winners in two categories. The chefs from OZO Colombo won in the Sri Lankan Fusion Buffet Concepts and Artistic Chocolate Presentation categories. Organized by the Chefs Guild of Lanka, the Culinary …

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CID to record statement from MR over Keith’s abduction

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), probing the abduction and assault on Keith Noyahr, the Associate Editor, The Nation in May 2008 is expected to record a statement from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa soon.   A senior police officer told The island that investigators had decided to clarify some issues with the former President following a …

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PM confident of reaching the US$ 5 bn export income goal

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said the country can overcome the challenges and reach the envisaged export income of US$ 5 billion. Addressing the 2018 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) forum today in Colombo the Premier said the government is taking all the measures to achieve the goal. The ICT- …

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No Withholding tax on tele-drams

President Maithripala Sirisena orders not to change 14 percent withholding tax on sale of tele-dramas and advised Finance Minister to inform in writing to the institutions, PMD sources said.

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