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New laws to check multiple voting by the displaced

Displaced people found to have registered to vote in several electorates by submitting false information and documents risk being fined, sentenced to a prison term or both, under new laws now being drafted. Under the new laws, internally displaced people have been allowed to register to vote in the electorate …

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Rice production drop by 40 percent

Rice production in Sri Lanka is expected to drop by 40 percent compared to last year, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned in a joint report. The report estimates that 686,000 MT of rice will be required to be imported as …

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BOI Chairman files legal action against Azath Salley

Chairman of the Board of Investment (BOI), Upul Jayasuriya, PC, has filed legal action against M. Azath Salley for making defamatory and false allegations against him at a media briefing.   The action filed by Jayasuriya in the District Court of Colombo seeks Rs. 100 million in damages from the …

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