Day: July 12, 2018

Government is aiming to collect more tax revenue from fuel – MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that recent fuel price hike is not reasonable. He says in 2008, petrol was sold at Rs. 120 when Sri Lanka was buying crude oil at the much higher rate of USD 97 a barrel.

Four women, manager arrested in Ethul Kotte brothel raid

Four women and a male manager had been arrested by the Welikada Police for allegedly operating a brothel in the guise of an Ayurveda Medical Centre on the Kotte Road in Ethul Kotte last night.

The death penalty is a cruel and irreversible punishment – Amnesty International

Sri Lanka must pull back from any plans to implement the death penalty and preserve its longstanding positive record on shunning this cruel and irreversible punishment, Amnesty International said.

Fuel prices to be revised every month

Fuel prices would be revised on a monthly basis, the government said yesterday.

Sri Lanka might execute drug traffickers caught dealing from prison

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Wednesday he might sign off on the execution of convicted drug traffickers still dealing from jail, as his country battles what officials say is a growing tide of drugs.