Day: September 26, 2017

Detained Rohingya refugees transferred under Police protection

The group of 30 Rohingya refugees, who were detained at a house of UNHRC in Mount Lavinia, had been taken into the Police custody for their protection, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

JVP does not pander to Rajapaksa: Anura Kumara

Whether we vote in favour of or against a Bill solely depends on the decision of the JVP Central Committee. The JVP is not pandering to Rajapaksa or any other party, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said.

President directs imposition of 100% levy on big onion imports

President Maithripala Sirisena directed to the Finance Ministry to impose 100% levy on imported big onions.

Sri Lanka to take action to control coconut price

Sri Lanka will bring in a permanent price index to control the price of coconuts after several black marketeers have been caught selling coconuts at exorbitant rates, a local media report said Monday.