Day: September 17, 2018

Parliament must be the first example of efficiency – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that at the outset the Parliament must be an example of efficiency as a country that is moving towards the development goals. The efficiency of the Parliament has an impact on the efficiency of the public service and when achieving the development targets the efficiency of all these sectors are important.



Sri Lanka rupee hits fresh low of 164.80 per dollar – market sources

The Sri Lankan rupee fell 0.7 percent and touched a fresh low of 164.80 per dollar on Monday, due to higher dollar demand from importers amid reluctant greenback sales by the exporters, market sources said.



DIG Nalaka de Silva transferred to IT Division

Director of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID), DIG Nalaka de Silva has been temporarily transferred to the IT Division, states the Police Spokesperson.



President recalls Austria envoy over “unanswered phone call” – report

Foreign media reports that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recalled his top envoy to Austria and five other embassy staff for failing to answer his long-distance telephone calls, officials said Saturday (15).



Keith Noyahr abduction: JO to sue CID for attempts to mislead public

The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday said that there was an attempt to have the public blieve that the Rajapaksas were responsible for the case of abduction and assault of senior journalist Keith Noyahr.



Sri Lanka detains five Indians over match-fixing fears

Sri Lanka cricket’s anti-corruption unit detained five Indian spectators on suspicion of match-fixing during Sunday’s third and final women’s ODI between the hosts and India, an official said.