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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Distribution of 800 tickets: SLC rejects allegation

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said yesterday the media reports that Sports Minister had distributed 800 tickets free of charge among his close associates were baseless and that SLC only allocated tickets to the Minister to accommodate people at the ‘Minister’s Box,’ which is reserved for the Sports Minister, during International Matches.

SLC said in a statement that certain parties had claimed that Sri

IGP asks police in North to build houses for people there

The police officers stationed in the North are reportedly nonplussed and at a loss as to how they are to carry out the orders issued by Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara they should at least build one house each to be donated to people in the area.

Northern Province Senior DIG Roshan Fernando has taken initiative to instruct the police

SL underworld nesting in universities: Wijeyadasa

Sri Lanka's underworld is nowhere else but in universities, Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said yesterday.

He told a news briefing that the masterminds of the underworld

Turkish, Iranian economic crises may affect SL: PM

Fresh moves by the United States to impose sanctions on Turkey and the impending economic crisis in Iran may affect Sri Lanka as well, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

He said this at the opening of the Deviduragama Udagama in

Open economy destroyed Lankan values: Cardinal

The open economy has destroyed the social norms and values practiced by the people of this country, Colombo's Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said.

He said this at the festive mass of Our Lady of Madu earlier this

Friday, August 17, 2018

CID team leaves MR’s residence: Records statement for 3 hours

CID detectives have left the official residence of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa after recording a statement for nearly three hours.

They arrived at 11.30 a.m. this morning to record a statement in

Rosy proposes to increase CMC member’s salary

A proposal has been submitted to the council with regard to increasing the salary of the members of the Colombo Municipal

Minister gave 800 tickets free of charge: SLC incurs Rs.4 mn loss: JO

Sports Minister Faiszer Mustapha distributed some 800 tickets free of charge among his close associates for the recently concluded 50 over finals and the T20 between Sri Lanka and South Africa, thus incurring a Rs.4 million loss to Sri Lanka Cricket, the joint opposition said yesterday.

JO MP Shehan Semasinghe told a news conference that the minister

Akila thanks bus operators that did not join strike

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has expressed his gratitude to all private bus owners, drivers and conductors who did not support the bus strike and provided transport services considering the students sitting for the Advanced Level examination.

Issuing a statement yesterday (16), he said that certain groups are

A/L exam timetable in a muddle

Several candidates have lost the opportunity to sit for two subject papers with the alleged bungling of the GCE Advanced Level examination timetable, it is learnt.

The timetable had been published in the official website of the Education Department in two occasions on May 16 and June 25,