Govt. suffering from tax mania: Gemunu
[ Thursday, 29-09-2016 5:46 ]
The government is suffering from a tax mania and trying to collect even from private buses, the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said.
While lodging a complaint at the Human Rights Commission (HRC) today Mr. Wijeratne said the government is trying to collect tax money even from private buses as we are providing the same service as the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB).
The Dog Of War – Letter To Major General Kamal Gunaratne
[ Sunday, 25-09-2016 9:57 ]
By Muhammed Fazl
“A hero is not coz someone puts on a uniform and picked up a weapon… but because he put it down and stood up for the truth” – Dahlia Wasfi, M.D.
Having gone through a period of self-induced hibernation for almost a year, let me first thank you for being that person who made me pick up my ‘pen’ again. Though I have chosen not to read your book
PAFFREL Goes To Court Over Local Government Elections
[ Thursday, 22-09-2016 4:10 ]
The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court seeking an order for authorities to hold the local government election. The Supreme Court has fixed the case for support on October 7.
PAFFREL has filed the petition citing Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha, the Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministr
Bill to check campaign funding
[ Monday, 19-09-2016 8:47 ]
A Bill to regularise election campaign funding is to be submitted to the Cabinet shortly, highly placed sources said.
Election monitoring groups are currently actively involved in drafting the legislation, they added.
People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said the draft bill on ‘Campaign Finance Upper Limitation for Elections’ would be presented for Cabi
Customs Workers Unhappy With Ravi K’s New Act: Country Loses 1 Billion In A Day
[ Friday, 16-09-2016 12:27 ]
The country is reported to have lost at least Rs. 1 billion yesterday as a result of a trade union action taken by the workers attached to the Sri Lanka Customs who went on sick leave bringing the operations at Orugodawatta and other inspection points to a standstill.
According to sources, even though the trade unions representing the customs workers had made repeated requests for a meeting with
Chandrika’s Call For Federalism
[ Friday, 16-09-2016 12:19 ]
By Dayan Jayatilleka –
One must thank Chandrika for letting the cat out of the bag. In her recentaddress to “the national secretariat for national reconciliation” she has called for a federal, semi-secular constitution. I shall bypass the issue of semi-secularism and the role of Buddhism in the Constitution because it has been quite adequately dealt with, not by a Sinhala Buddhist extrem
Fearful Weerawansa Spills The Beans, Tells Exact Location Of Gota’s Mass Graves
[ Friday, 16-09-2016 12:16 ]
A fearful MP Wimal Weerawansa pin pointed the exact location of the mass graves related to the last phase of Sri Lanka’s civil war.
MP Weerawansa exposed this exact location when he met the Malwatte chief prelate Ven. Thibbatuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera in Kandy a few days ago. He feared that under the new government’s policies the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his brother Defen
Female student hospitalised after Principal’s caning
[ Wednesday, 14-09-2016 10:35 ]
A Grade Eight female student of the Walasmulla National school was hospitalised following an alleged assault by the Principal, Walasmulla Police said.
The student’s hands and back were injured due to the assault.
According to sources, a group of friends had shared chocolates brought by a student on her birthday in the classroom and several of the wrappers had littered the classroom.
Fire destroys over 1,000 acres in the Knuckles
[ Wednesday, 14-09-2016 10:32 ]
Around 1,000 acres in the Knuckles mountain forest reserve were destroyed in a fire which broke out last Thursday.
Disaster Management Centre sources said the fire has now been brought under control with the assistance of the Air Force, wildlife officials and villagers.
However, villagers said the fire at the Kahatagolla forest reserve last Thursday had still not been doused.
Tesla update seeks better safety
[ Wednesday, 14-09-2016 10:30 ]
Tesla will update its cars' Autopilot function with new safety features designed to prevent collisions, the company has announced.
Chief executive Elon Musk told reporters on Sunday that his cars would soon make greater use of the on-board radar to detect obstacles ahead.
The car will also do more to make sure drivers are paying attention while in self-driving mode.
A Tesla driver died