Day: February 5, 2019

P.S.M. Charles reinstated as Custom’s Director General

Ms P.S.M. Charles has been reinstated as the Director General of Sri Lanka Customs for a period of three months.

Sri Lanka rupee appreciates against US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee has further appreciated to Rs.178 against the US Dollar today, the Central Bank said.

Three suspects arrested with 110kg of heroin

Three suspects in possession of 110kg of heroin have been arrested by officers of the Department of Excise in Piliyandala and Wellawatte.

‘Makandure Madush’ arrested in Dubai

Notorious Sri Lankan underworld kingpin ‘Makandure Madush’ and 25 suspects have been arrested with narcotics at a hotel in Dubai.

13-year-old girl dies from injuries in Ferris wheel accident

The 13-year-old girl who was injured in a Ferris wheel accident yesterday at Veyangoda has succumbed to injuries this morning (5).

UN Peacekeepers remains brought amidst Military Honours at BIA

Coffins of Late UN Peacekeepers Formally Accepted amidst Military Honours at BIAA fitting military parade with presentation of arms, plus a dignified ceremony in the presence of a distinguished gathering…

Customs strike completes a week; Pettah wholesale shops will remain closed today

Warf clerks, container drivers, customs monitoring officers as well as Essential food items importers’ and wholesale traders’ union will be engaged in trade union action today in support of the trade union action carried out by customs officers.

2019 Appropriation Bill in Parliament today

The 2019 Appropriation Bill is scheduled to be presented in Parliament by Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera.

Sri Lanka’s CBSL Governor directs banks to implement EMV chip technology after massive ATM Fraud detected

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CBSL) Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy had recently told reporters that incidents of ATM fraud have taken place at banks that have not employed EMV chip technology and that the CBSL will make it compulsory for all banks to achieve EMV chip-technology compliance.