Written by Lethonkie Fernando
15 Mar, 2019 | 8:07 am
COLOMBO (News 1st)
1. General Secretary of the Ceylon Electricity Workers’ Union Ranjan Jayalal revealed that during the period of the national government when the subject ministerial positions were held by Ranjith Siymbalapitiya and Ajith P. Perera that a sum of Rs. 300,000 – Rs. 500,000 were charged from over 1000 individuals with the promise of a job at the CEB.
2. During an exchange of words in parliament yesterday (March 15) MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara sought to include the report prepared by the former CBSL governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal on the losses to the government through the Bond Scam in the Hansard to which the Prime Minister objected.
3. Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa states that Sri Lanka has to withdraw from being a co-sponsor from the Geneva Human Rights resolution.
4. Former Sri Lankan Airlines CEO Suren Ratwatte to be summoned before the PCoI on irregularities at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka over the cancellation of Airbus A350-900 leases in the year 2016.
5. The second Permanent High Court Trial at Bar to investigate serious fraud and corruption was declared open yesterday (March 14).
6. The Japan aided Light Rail project constructed between Malabe and Fort to be completed by 2024.
7. Waste collected from all divisional secretariats of the Puttalam district to be dumped at the Aruwakkalu garbage site from today (March 15).
8. A gazette notification has been published making it compulsory to have an identification number for all birth, death and marriage certificates.
9. Retired Deputy Auditor General M.P. Dharmawardene and retired Ministerial Secretary W. K. K. Kumarasiri have been appointed as new members for the PCoI on irregularities at state institutions within the past four years.
10. Today is the third day of the committee stage debate on the budget 2019. Expenditure heads of several ministries including the Education Ministry are to be taken up for debate.
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