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The Inter Provincial Private Bus Association (IPPBA) President Sarath Vijitha Kumara today said the ongoing island-wide bus strike was successful. All inter-provincial and Colombo based buses which were operated from Gunasinghapura and Bastian Mawatha bus terminals came to a standstill and no buses were operated in and outside of Colombo. “We visited most of the bus terminals in Colombo, including Gunasinghapura and Bastian Mawatha. All bus terminals are deserted. Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) […]
An abnormal growth in a woman, weighting some 14-kilogrammes equivalent to the weight of four healthy newborn babies was yesterday removed by Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Jagath Herath at a private hospital in Kalawewa. The woman aged 35 from Kekirawa had been living for more than six months with the abnormal growth in her ovary, causing it to develop further, Dr. Herath who is attached to the Anuradhapura General Hospital told the Daily Mirror. The […]
The second Judicial Medical Officer’s (JMO) report on Sumith Prasanna Jayawardane’s death at Embilipitiya during a clash with the Police had revealed that his death was due to excessive bleeding and not because of injuries caused by being assaulted or being pushed. Counsel Anuja Premaratne, appearing for former Embilipitiya Police ASP C. Dharmaratne, conveyed this to Embilipitiya High Court Judge Kumari Abeyratne today.
The joint opposition today launched an Economic Research Unit to probe the current economic crisis in the country. MP Bandula Gunawardana said the Economic Research Unit comprised several members of the JO including Prof. G.L. Peiris, former Central Bank economists and university academics. He said the government had increased the Value Added Tax (VAT) up to 15 per cent in an unjust manner. “The VAT increase of 15 per cent should be reduced to 12 […]
Parliamentarian and former President’s son Namal Rajapaksa is arrived at the PRECIFAC this morning. Rajapakse is to give a statement regarding the alleged misuse of flights operated by the Air Force to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC).
A major shortcoming of the present Government was that it did not have the ability to articulate to the people its good deeds, President Maithripala Sirisena said today. “A major short coming of this government is that it does not have the ability to inform and educate people on the good things it has done and that particular shortcoming gives an advantage to the opponents and they often talk of what this Government had failed […]
Batticaloa International Trade Exhibition (BITE) 2016 is scheduled to be held on September 30 and October 1-2, 2016 at the Shivananda Vidyalaya Grounds in Batticaloa. The BITE is organised by Lanka Exhibition & Conference Services (Pvt.) Ltd together with the Batticaloa District Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (BDCCIA). This mega expo was one of the most colourful and most recognised events that took place in the eastern region after three decades of war. The […]
The Maldives International Education and Careers Expo concluded in a grand scale on April 23, 2016 at Dharubaaruge. The three-day event saw over 1500 students and young adults visit the exhibition during the three days. Forty two Sri Lankan companies promoting various courses of study participated in this event, which also included exhibitors from Malaysia, Pakistan, Europe, Australia and the Maldives. The Sri Lankan pavilion was by far the largest and most popular. The expo […]
With an increase in pass rates, the Sri Lankan students have regained their high performance trend at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations. The pass rates from the March 2016 exams reveal a marked improvement from the previous results. Operational level pass rates in particular are above the global pass rate.
The 67th annual report of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and to Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayke by the Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran. According to the report, Sri Lanka’s economy grew at 4.8 percent in 2015 compared to 4.9 percent in 2014.