The Island Judging by trade volumes, a shipping industry expert says Sri Lanka would feel the global economic recovery late, as it did the slump, due to the level of integration with the global economy. “Shipping volumes are picking up but not as expected. Sri Lanka felt the recession late because it was not deeply [...]
The Island Close on the heels of the UNP-led Opposition reiterating its long standing call for the implementation of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, President Mahinda Rajapaksa last Thursday (Nov 26) explained why he did not believe in paving the way for the Constitutional Council which would be responsible for setting up of relevant [...]
The Island The Medical Officers of the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital are up in arms against a move by the trade union of Government Services to hush up an investigation into an incident where some hospital employees are alleged to have sold medical equipment with the State emblem belonging to the hospital to a private pharmacy [...]
DailyMirror An audit conducted by the Auditor’s General’s Department has found that a VIP bungalow at Chandrika Wewa in Emibilipitiya had been renovated early this year, at a cost of Rs. 25.3 million thus violating the government’s financial regulations.
DailyMirror Says need a proper implementation of legislation President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said bribery, waste and corruption had ruined the country in an alarming manner despite the availability of sufficient legal provisions. He said that it was a matter for grave concern.
DailyMirror A suspect who was brought to court allegedly having misappropriated Rs 15,752, 042. 29 from a private technology company complained to the Colombo Additional Magistrate G. Praharsha S. Ranasinghe that Southern Province Provincial Councilor Sajin Vaas Gunawardena and two of his body guards had assaulted him in the office premises.
DailyMirror The Registrar of the Ampara District Courts was arrested yesterday morning when he accepted a gratification from an accused in a pending case. The director of the Sri Lanka’s Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Mr. S. P. Somaweera Lokuge said the registrar had accepted Rs. 3000 as bribe while promising [...]
DailyMirror Cases have been filed against 9 directors of Ceylinco Seylan Property Limited who are accused of defrauding 23 investors of up to Rs. 27 million. The investors are reported to have deposited sums between Rs. 200,000 to 4 million in several accounts of the company, which promised various interest rates.