Friday, July 3, 2015
Sri Lanka Air Port Custom Officers Have Arrested A Man Who Attempted To Smuggle A Stock Of Live Star Tortoises To Malaysia
The Star Tortoises with a value of US Dollars 1000 per a Tortoise ,were recovered when the suspect was loaded them to a flight leaving Malaysia from the Katunayake Air Port.
The Custom Officers have imposed a fine of Rs.300,000 for the suspect and investigations are underway on the incident.
This was the biggest haul of Live Tortoises arrested by Air Port Customs since 1997 it has been reported.
President Has Finally Agreed To Give Nomination For Former President Rajapakshe To Contest From UPFA Ticket
The President Maithripala Sirisene has today (03) agreed to give nomination to the former president Mahinda Rajapakshe with conditions to contest from United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) in the fortcoming Parliamentary Election after meeting with all leaders of parties belonging to the UPFA.
Although the parties of UPFA want president to give nomination to former president rajapakshe to contest under the ticket of UPFA ,president sirisene had yesterday(02) refused to give him nomination .
However the meeting between UPFA Party leaders and president sirisene who is also the chairman of UPFA held this evening President has agreed to give nomination to former president to contest as a normal contestant under the UPFA ticket.The former president will not be name as the leader of the
UPFA nominees for this year's election and he can contest as a normal candidate President has stressed during the meeting.
Meanwhile still it's not clear whether the former president has accepted the offer to contest from UPFA for the forthcoming election as a normal candidate.Although president has agreed to give nomination for the former president, he didn't want to give nomination for some of the former UPFA Parliamentarians who are around former president since he was defeated at the last January's Presidential Election.