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Rice imports to stabilise prices

The government has decided to permit the private sector to import rice with a view to stabilising prices and give the consumer relief.   This follows the Cabinet of Ministers discussing the rapid increase in the price of rice on Tuesday.   The government said that the quantum of rice …

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Almanac case against Basil postponed

Presidents’ Counsel Jayantha Weerasinghe, yesterday told the High Court of Colombo, that he had to make a special request in respect of accused Basil Rajapaksa. He requested a later date for the inquiry.   The Court fixed the next date of inquiry for June 15.   Basil Rajapaksa and the …

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Over 100 harassed Sri Lankan housemaids return home from Kuwait

More Sri Lankan women who encountered intimidation after taking up jobs as housemaids in the rich Middle Eastern countries have been brought back to the country. A group of 120 domestic workers who faced various harassments while employed in Kuwait will return to the country today (May 24), the Sri …

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