Home / neo (page 40)

neo

Special commodity levy on dhal increased

The Special commodity levy on imported split Dhal would be increased with effect from midnight today, the Finance Ministry said. Accordingly, the Special commodity levy on kilo of whole dhal will be increased by Rs. 1 from Rs. 6 to Rs. 7 while for a kilo of split dhal, the …

Read More »

Special Judicature Bill passed in Parliament

The parliament  passed a bill that would set up special high courts paving the way to expedite trials of large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases. The “Judicature (Amendment)” Bill aimed for the establishment of a three-member High Court to hear large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases was passed …

Read More »

Railway strike has been called off

Railway trade unions call off their strike action as Cabinet has decided to grant their demands, says Locomotive Engineering Operators’ Union (LEOU) Chairman Lal Paranavithana. The strike which was scheduled to be launched from midnight yesterday (08) was postponed until 12 noon today (09), following a request made by the …

Read More »

Sri Lanka rupee steady

The Sri Lanka rupee ended steady against the US dollar on Tuesday while gilt yields continued to increase and stocks closed 0.33 percent lower amidst foreign buying in Ceylon Cold Stores, dealers and brokers said. The rupee closed slightly weaker at 57.60/80 rupees against the US dollar in the spot …

Read More »

Prisons Commissioner further remanded

Additional Magistrate of Colombo, Ranga Dissanayake, yesterday, further remanded former Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjith Lamahewa and Inspector of Police Narcotics Bureau Neomal Rangajeewa, arrested and remanded, in connection with the killing of 27 prisoners, at Welikada in 2012.   The remand order over extended till May 22, 2018.   Counsel …

Read More »

Duminda’s appeal argued before SC

An appeal filed in the Supreme Court by former UPFA MP Duminda Silva was argued before the Supreme Court, yesterday. A High Court Trial-at-Bar convicted Duminda Silva and four others of unlawful assembly and aiding and abetting in the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, at Kolonnawa in 2012. The High Court …

Read More »

Special Judicature Bill will be passed in Parliament today

The Judicature (Amendment) Bill aimed for the establishment of a three-member High Court to hear large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases will be tabled in parliament on today (May 09) and get it passed, the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorala said. Addressing a media briefing at …

Read More »