Day: June 5, 2018

TNL TV transmission tower at Polgahawela sealed by TRC

The transmission tower of TNL TV at Polgahawela was sealed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) today.



Speaker says more unreleased sections of Bond Commission report expected

Speaker informs Parliament that since only a portion of the Bond Commission report has been received, he will table the full after other sections are also presented to him.



Hema Nalin Karunaratne passes away

Popular television presenter, compere and journalist Hema Nalin Karunaratne has passed away at the age of 55.



Unreleased sections of Bond Commission report handed over to Speaker

Sections C350 to C360 of the bond commission report which had not been made public thus far, was handed over to the speaker of parliament by the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago.



President’s former Chief of Staff & former STC Chairman further remanded

President’s former Chief of Staff I. H. K. Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka who were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs.20 million from an Indian businessman, were further remanded till June 19 by Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dassanayake today.



White House says ‘powerful’ sanctions to remain on North Korea

The White House said on Monday its policy of tough sanctions on North Korea has not changed, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he no longer wanted to use the phrase “maximum pressure” to describe the campaign to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.



Rs. 80 billion allocated for Gamperaliya project

Rs. 80 billion has been allocated to the “Gamperaliya project” which is focused on village development, Minister Mangala Samaraweera said yesterday.