Thursday, August 27, 2009

Media Minister Denied British Channal 4 Charges

Sri Lankan Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa today dismissed the charges leveled against the Sri Lankan Army by the British T.V Channal 4 over a manslaughter by telecasting a Video Footage carrying an Army Officer killing an unarmed man in the Northern Peninsula .

Addressing the weekly Press Briefing Minister Yapa said this Video Footage is an attempt to tarnish the Sri Lankan Image and the Government will lodge a formal Protest to the British Government through Sri Lankan Diplomatic Channal on this regard.

British Channal 4 was telecasted this Video Footage stating that the incident was happened in January this year.

Electricity Board Canceled Leave Of The Employees

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) canceled All Leave of their Employees today with Immediate effect after some Trade Unions of the Board threatening to launch a Strike demanding a Pay hike.Electricity Board Management took this Decision citing fear of Some Trade Union Employees may sabotage the Power Supply during a Trade Union Action.

Government already canceled the Annual Salary Increment of the State and the Semi Government Employees this year due to the present Economic Crisis.