Day: August 10, 2018

Fuel prices revised from midnight today

Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera said that the fuel prices have been revised with effect from midnight today (10), based on the fuel pricing formula.



Speaker says no provisions to change Opposition Leader

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament today that according to the Constitution as well as Parliament tradition, he has no authority to change the Opposition Leader.



Sri Lankan arrested for recklessly driving concrete mixer while drunk

Kuwait Police have arrested an unidentified Sri Lankan for driving a concrete mixer under the influence of alcohol, reports Al-Rai daily.



VAT EXEMPTIONS BILL PASSED

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill presented by Finance and Mass Minister Mangala Samaraweera to exempt private hospital channelling services and several other selected items from VAT was passed in Parliament yesterday.



MR flays IGP for ignoring NPC directives

Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday demanded to know why Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara had not followed recommendations by the National Police Commission as regards the service promotions.