Day: March 26, 2019

Ship with Sri Lankan crew detained in Australia

Australia’s maritime safety watchdog has detained a German-owned cargo ship on the NSW south coast while it investigates several complaints from its crew about working conditions.

Government decides not to hold Grade 5 Scholarship Exam in future

President Maithripala Sirisena says the government has decided not to hold the Grade 5 Scholarship Examination in future.

Nurses launch two-day token strike

Government nurses have launched a two-day token strike at government hospitals across the island.

Rs. 25,000 fine for seven traffic offences

The Government has identified seven traffic offences and intends to impose the Rs.25,000 fine for these offences. This is with the aim of reducing the road accidents in the country, Transport and Civil Aviation State Minister Ashok Abeysinghe said.

Sri Lanka’s drought, failure to raise power capacity force nationwide power cuts

Sri Lanka’s state-run power firm has imposed daily power cuts for the first time in more than two years as a drought has slashed hydro-power output, highlighting the government’s failure to build new power plants, officials said on Monday.