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Supreme Court Dismissed The Fundamental Rights Petition Filed By Perpetual Treasuries Limited

The three member judge panel of Supreme court had
yesterday (02)dismissed a fundamental rights petition filed by the main suspect of the Central Bank bond scam the Perpetual Treasuries Limited, filed against cancelling their primary dealer license by the Central Bank wihout the case being heard.

The lawyers of Perpetual Treasuries Limited had stated in the court that the Central Bank's decision to  cancel the Primary dealer licence of their client company without holding a fair inquiry violated the fundamental rights of the company  and therefore requested the court to issue an order to cancel the ban imposed.

However the three member judge panel of the court dismissed the petition by stating that it didnt have any legal base.



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A 29 Year Old Person Arrested Over Attempting To Bribe Police

Police have arrested a 29 year old person who
attempted to bribe police officers for not taking legal action against over transporting sand without a permit in Kakapalliya area,Chilaw last evening (01).

Police have stopped the Lorry driven by the suspect while transporting sand and recovered that he had no permit to transport sand.

After getting caught he tried to bribe police officers and then police hGkave arrested him over it.

A 22 Year Old Female Was Killed Due To A Wild Elephant Attack

A 22 year old female was killed due to a wild elephant
attack in her house garden at Housing complex in Welikande,Polonnaruwa.

The critically injured female had succumbed to her injuries after admission to Welikande Hospital for treatment.

Thirteen Indian Fishermen Were Arrested While Illegally Fishing In Sri Lankan Waters

Sri Lanka Navy have arrested 13 Indian Fishermen
while illegally fishing in Sri Lankan waters near the sea coast of Delft  with three trawler boats they were arrived in today (02).

The suspected fishermen have been handed over to the Kankasanthurai Naval Base for future course of action.



Visiting Australian Prime Minister Held Talks With President And Prime Minister

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who has arrived in Sri Lanka this morning(02) on an official visit had met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe and held bilateral talks according to reports.
during the talks held with President Sirisena at Presidential Secretariat in Colombo,The Australian Prime Minister Turnbull had thanked the president for the excellent corporation made by the Sri Lankan Government towards Australia during the fighting against transnational crimes like human smuggling and drug trafficking among countries and praised the reconciliation programme carrying out by the government.
Prime Minister Turnbull has also promised to assist further to Sri Lanka's counter narcotic capabilities.
During the Australian Prime Minister's meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wikramasinghe at Temple Trees both leaders had witnessed the signing of the Bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.

Colombo High Court Has Sentenced A Former Deputy Minister Four Year Rigorous Imprisonment

Colombo High Court has today(02) sentenced the former Deputy Minister represented Ampara Shantha Premaratne  a four year rigorous imprisonment over requesting and accepting a Rs.50,000 bribe from a female in Ampara . The accused former Deputy Minister had been indicted over the charges , requesting and accepting the bribe . While delivering the verdict the Colombo High Court Judge Piyadasa Ranasinghe has ordered the accused to pay a fine of Rs.10,000 over the charges as well.

Bond Commission Requested Prime Minister To Appear Before The Commission To Give Evidence On Bond Scam

The Presidential Commission Of Inquiry which investigating on the Central Bank Bond Scam has decided to request Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe to appear before the commission to give evidence regarding the Bond scam.
The Bond Commission has inquired the Prime Minister regarding the dates he will be available to attend before the commission it has been reported.Earlier Bond Commission has stated that the Commission had requested Prime Minister's office to send his evidence through a statement.
However Prime Minister has said publicly that he is ready to appear before the Commission to give evidence if the Commission make a request in this regard.

A Wild Elephant Was Killed After Colliding With A Train

A wild elephant was killed after colliding with a train traveling from Colombo to Batticaloa at Kolakanawadiya ,Sevanapitiya area this morning(02).

The  elephant had faced the accident while returning to jungle after searching food in nearby villages it has been revealed.



Asia- India’s Ambitious Plans To Achieve Sanitation For All Must Look Beyond Building Individual Toilets

“Lovers built the Taj Mahal for their love. But I couldn’t build a loo.” So says Keshav, the lead character of a new Bollywood movie, after his wife leaves him for failing to build a toilet in their home. The film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (“Toilet: A Love Story”), is a commercial film in support of governmental campaigns to improve sanitation in India.

Access to sanitation has attracted more attention in India over the past few years thanks to the Swachh Bharat – or “Clean India” – Mission. Launched in 2014, this project seeks to make the country free of “open defecation” – the practice of defecating outdoors – by 2019. The effort follows the Supreme Court of India’s recognition of sanitation as a fundamental right in the 1990s, and the UN General Assembly following suit much more recently in recognising sanitation as a distinct human right.

The project will be an immense challenge for India, which was responsible for 60 per cent of the world’s open defection five years ag…