Day: October 5, 2018

Man shot dead in Angoda

A 33-year-old man was killed after two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at him at the Angoda Junction, in Mulleriyawa Police Area.



Chairman of the Livestock Development Board arrested over bribe

Livestock Development Board (LDB) Chairman and an accounts assistant of a private company belonging to him were arrested by Bribery Commission officials while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 600,000 from a businessman to expedite the process of renting out a restaurant at a farm in Melsiripura.



South Korea jails former president Lee Myung-bak for 15 years

A Seoul court on Friday (Oct 5) jailed former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak for 15 years, making him the latest in a string of high-profile political and business leaders ensnared by corruption charges.



Grade 5 Scholarship Exam top rankers

The Department of Examinations has released the names, schools and marks of the top ranking students at the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination – 2018, which was held on August 05.



Visa regulations to be relaxed to boost tourism: Dept.

The existing regulations on extending Sri Lankan online visa facility would be relaxed to encourage tourists, an official of the Immigration and Emigration Department said yesterday.



President wants N&E lands released to owners before December 31

President Maithripala Sirisena said people in the North and East should be given back the land they are entitled to and directed the relevant officials to resolve all existing problems and release such land to the legally entitled owners before December 31 this year.