Day: May 25, 2018

Rain disaster affected nears126,000

The National Disaster Management Center (DMC) yesterday announced that more than 125,954 persons belonging to 32,136 families have been affected by the prevailing adverse weather condition in the country with 13 deaths reported so far.



Treasury bond scams: UPFA MP received Rs. 1 million from PTL subsidiary

Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Yasantha Kodagoda yesterday told Fort Magistrate that a member of parliament had received Rs. 1 mn in 2015 from Walt and Row Associates affiliated to primary dealer Perpetual Treasuries Limited involved in the Treasury bond scams perpetrated in 2015 and 2016.Although, Kodagoda didn’t name the MP in open court, a B report filed in respect of the magisterial inquiry identified the politician as Kurunegala District MP Dayasiri Jayasekera.



Sri Lankan rupee falls on importer dollar demand

The Sri Lankan rupee fell on Thursday on importer dollar demand, while exporters stayed on the sidelines on expectation the currency would weaken further in line with other emerging markets.



Dhananjaya de Silva’s father killed in shooting at Ratmalana

A member of the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council, who is also the father of Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva, has been killed in a shooting incident at Ratmalana last night, the Police Spokesman said.