Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Final Report Of Presidential Commission Inquire In To The Meethotamulle Garbage Mount Was Handed Over To The President

The final report of the Special Presidential Commission inquire in to the damage done due to the Collapsing of Meethotamulle Garbage Mount in April 2017 was handed over to the President Maithripala Sirisena today(06).

The Three member Commission headed by the retired Court Of Appeal Judge Dr.Chandrasiri Nanayakkara had handed over the commission report to the President at Presidential House in Colombo.

The Commission report has suggested   short and  long term  policies on disposing the garbage in Meethotamulle Garbage Mount.

Three Day Island Wide Strike Of Water Board Employees Had Suspended

The three day island wide token strike launched by the
employees attached to the Water Supplies And Drainage Board yesterday (05)over several of their service demands had suspended this evening  (06)according to the Joint Trade Union Alliance of the Water Board.

The strike was suspended after the Subject Minister Rauf Hakeem had made a written promise to the unions to solve all their demands it has been revealed.

Four Persons Were Arrested Over Stealing Of 400 Coconuts From.A Coconut Land

The Crimes Investigations Division of
the Marawila Police had arrested four persons who had stolen 400 Coconuts from a coconut land in Lansigama,
Marawila area.

The Three Wheeler used by the suspects to transport the stolen Coconuts was also taken into custody by the Police.

The suspects who had stolen the Coconuts by illegally entering the Coconuts Land are due to produce before the Marawila Magistrate Court.



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Internal And External Activities Of State Universities Have Been Paralyzed Due To The Non Academic Staff Strike

Both internal and external activities of the all
Government Universities  have been paralyzed today (06) due to the two day Island Wide token strike launched by the University non academic staff today over several unresolves service demands of them.

Solutions for several service demands of University Non Academic Staff have been not provided by the authorities during one and half years according to the Joint Trade Union Committee of the State Universities.

The strike is due to continue tomorrow (07)as well.

A Seven Member Sri Lankan Team Had Left Abudhabi To Bring Former Sri Lankan Ambassador To Russia Udayanga Weerathunge

A seven member special team  including two members

attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID),Two senior  members of Attorney General's Department ,An official of the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs and an Officer attached to the Police Financial Crimes Division had left to Abudhabi the Capital city of Dubai today (06)to bring the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weerathunge who was arrested in Dubai,to Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lankan Team will hold discussions with the Abudhabi Officials in state level and bring Udayanga Weerathunge who is the main suspect of the controversial Mig Aircraft Deal ,to Sri Lanka according to the authorities.

Weerathunge was arrested by the Immigration and Emigration Department Officials at Dubai International Airport on last Sunday (04)when he attempted to fly to USA with his family members.

First Day Of The Three Day Debate On Cenrral Bank Bond Scam And Serious Fraud And Corruption Commission Reporrts Had Concluded Today

The first day of the three day debate on Central Bank
Bond Scam and Serious Fraud and Corruption commission reports had concluded with heated debates and participation of lowest number of MP's for a debate today (06).

Although the Joint Opposition and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party which is an allied party of the Government had requested a debate over these Commission reports ,Most number of MP's from both factions including former President and current MP Mahinda Rajapakshe had not participated for the debate held today between 10.30  a.m to 4 p.m at the Parliament.

Several MP' s attached to the both government and opposition were present during the mornning session of the debate only four members remained till end of the debate after 2 p.m.

Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe had begun the debate while stating that the government had taken steps to punish  those responsible for the Central Bank Bond Scam .

Main opposition Tamil National  Alliance  had boycotted   the patliamentary debate and he was

The leader of the Leftist Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna had requested the government to produce the chief suspecrs of the Bond Scam imprisoned Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena before the Parliament.

MP Wimal Weerawanshe of the Joint Opposition has stated that the big thieves of the Central Bank Bond Scam too should be arrested not only the small thieves.

The debate is due to be held on 20th and 21st of February as well.


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Six Estate Workers Were Injured And Hospitalized Due To A Road Accident

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Six Estate Workers were injured four of them critically and hospitalized after the Lorry they were traveling in veering off the road and fallen in to a deep precipice at Moda wanguwa area in Urubokka-Dampahala this morning(06).

The Injured were admitted to the  Heegoda  Rural Hospital in Urubokke and  four of the Critically injured workers were later transferred to the Embilipitiya Base Hospital for further treatment.

Central Bank Bond Scam :Impriosned Owner And CEO Of The Perpetual Treasuries Have Been Transferred To A Safe Priosn Cell

Image result for new magazine prisonThe imprisoned owner of the Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company Kasun Palisena who have been remanded until the 16th of February over their involvement on Central Bank Bond Scam , were transferred to a Special safe Prison Cell in New Magazine Prison ,Colombo due to their own security according to the Prison authorities .

However the new Prison Cell which the two Bond Scam suspects are currently in is not a luxurious one the authorities have stated.

The two suspects were remanded until 16th of February by the Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne after they have been produced  before her yesterday(05).

All Schools To Be Closed On This Friday Due To The Local Government Elections

Image result for schools closedAll schools in the island will be   closed on this Friday(09) due to the forthcoming local Government elections on 10th of February according to the Ministry Of Education.

In addition Nineteen  Schools and two Teachers Training Schools (Vidya Peeta) which are due to be used for official election activities related to   Ballot Boxes and exchanging docuements ,will be closed from tomorrow(07) up to Friday(09) it has been announced.

These Schools and  and two Teachers Training Schools will be re opened on next Monday(12).


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