Showing posts from October 19, 2016



Sri Lanka To Be Self Sufficent In Sugar Production By The Year 2025-Finance Minister

A programne will be implemented soon which  enable Sri Lanka to  self sufficient in Sugar Production by the year 2025 according to the Minister Of Finance Ravi Karunanayake.

Under the first step of this programme 50% of the  total sugar requirement in the country will be locally produced by the year 2020 the Minister has stressed.

Fifteen Factories will be established in the country in view of promoting sugar cane production and to increase the sugar production in the country he has stated.

The annual consumption of sugar in Sri Lanka is 700,000 metric tonnes but the annual local sugar production in the country is 56,000 metric tonnes it has been revealed.

Through production of  sugar requirement  in the country locally can be saved Rs.35 billion annualy  which spent to import sugar to Sri Lanka  Finance Minister has said.

Attorney General Has Filed Indictments Against Former Minister Basil Rajapakshe And Three Others

The Attorney General Has today (19)filed indictments against former Minister Basil Rajapakshe and three others at Colombo High Court over alleged misappropriation of state funds in the "Divi Naguma" Department during the previous regime.

The indictments were filed when the case on misappropriation of state funds in the "Divi Naguma"Department was taken up for hearing today.

The former Minister Rajapakshe and three others were arrested and remanded over the allegation on 22nd of April 2015.



Power Cuts Will Be Stopped From Today-Ministry Of Power And Energy

The Ministry Of Power and Energy has  stated that there will be no more power cuts from today (19) as the second genereator of the Norochchalai Coal Power Plant which broke down on last Sunday has been restored .

A fixed island-wide power cuts were introduced by the Ministry since last Monday following the breakdown of  Norochchalai Power Plant.

A Suspicion Arisen Whether The Details Of A Confidential Letter Signed By President Leaked To Former President Through The Resigned Head Of Bribery Commission -Cabinet Spokesman

President Maithripala Sirisena had criticized  the activities of three institutions including the Bribery Commission last week following a controversy arisen after the former Director General of the Bribery Commission who had resigned last Monday  informed the former president Mahinda Rajapakshe regarding a decision taken by the Commission to inspect alleged bank accounts stated as there at banks in Dubai belonging  to former president's family members  it has been revealed during the Cabinet Briefing hrld today (19)  at Government Information Department in Narahenpita.

There's a suspicion that the details of the confidential letter signed by President Sirisena recently allowing Bribery Commission to inspect the Dubai based bank accounts belonging to Rajapakshe Family may have leaked to former President through the resigned Director General of Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wikramasinghe the co cabinet spokesman Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has stated at the briefing.


President Has Accepted The Resignation Of Director General Of Bribery Commission-Appointed A New Acting Director General

President Maithripala  Sirisena Has this evening Accepted the resignation letter sent by Director General of Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wikramasinghe.

The Director General Wikramasinghe has tendered  her resignation to the President last Monday(17).

She was appointed to the post by President Maithripala Sirisena on February 2015.

Meanwhile after  President has  Accepted the resignation letter of Dilrukshi Dias Wikramasinghe the Deputy Director General of the Bribery Commission Sunethra Jayasinghe has been appointed as the acting Director General Of Bribery Commission since this evening it has been reported.



Cabinet Approved A Proposal To Change The Name Of "Divi Naguma" Programme

The Cabinet has approved a proposal to change the name of " Divi Naguma"programme implemented during previous government to "Samurdhi" according to the Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Gayantha Karunathilake.

The Minister has informed on this during the Cabinet Briefing held at Government Information Department today(19).

Thajudeen's Murder Case- Colombo Additional Magistrate Has Ordered To Further Remand The Imprisoned Former DIG Anura Senanayake and Crimes OIC Sumith Perera

The Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris has today(19)ordered to further remand the former Senior Deputy Inspector General Of Police (DIG)Anura Senanayake and former Crimes OIC in Narahenpita Police Sumith Perera until 02nd of November over the murder of former Sri Lankan Rugby Player Wasim Thajudeen.

As the suspect former DIG Anura Senanayake currently in a paying ward attached to the Colombo National Hospital ,The Colombo Additional Magistrate has today ordered him  to go back to Welikada Prison.

The Additional Magistrate has also directed the Sri Lanka Medical Council to hand over him the report regarding the investigation carrying out against  former Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer Ananda Samarasekera who is charged for transporting several parts of Thajudeen's body to the Private Medical Collage in Malabe before 30th of November.

Colombo District Court Has Extended The Interim Injunction Issued Against Short Documentary Film"Usaviya Nihandai"

The Colombo District Court has today(19) extended the interim injunction issued against screening the short documentary film "Usaviya Nihandai"(Silence In the Court)directed by Award wining Sri Lankan film maker Prasanna Witahanage when the petition filed against the film was taken up for consideration today.

 Former Magistrate Lenin Rathnayake had filed the petition at Colombo District Court against the short documentary film by stating that the film is based on a false news report claiming he had sexually abused a female in June 1996.

After considering  the petition filed by former Magsitrate ,The Colombo District Court has issued an interim injunction order on 05th of October by preventing the screening of the 57 minute  short film which scheduled to be released to the local theaters on 06th of October.

However the film was screened recently in India International Center in New Delhi.

The case is due to hear again tomorrow(20).



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