VISA RULES TIGHTENED AMID NEAR RECORD MIGRATION

New Zealand tightens visa rules amid near-record migration New Zealand has announced that it is making immediate changes to its employment visa programme after near-record migration in 2023 that it said was “unsustainable”. According to Reuters, the changes include measures such…

UPDATE REGARDING HIGH CAPACITY MOTORBIKE REGISTRATION

High capacity motorbike registration : Update from MP Rohitha   The government has approved a proposal on new regulations for the registration of high-engine capacity motorcycles in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena announced. In a…

BAIL REFUSED FOR KEHELIYA AGAIN

Keheliya remanded again   Former Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella and several others who were implicated in the alleged import of substandard immunoglobulin vials have been further remanded until April 22 by the Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court today (April 08). It…

FLYOVER AT SLAVE ISLAND INAUGURATED

Slave island flyover inaugurated     President Ranil Wickremesinghe has inaugurated the flyover spanning the railway line linking Slave Island with Justice Akbar Mawatha and Uttarankanda Mawatha earlier today (April 08) The rest of the construction work of this project…

FOR ELECTRICITY REFORMS CABINET NOD

Cabinet approval for electricity reforms   Minister of Power and Energy – Kanchana Wijesekera states that cabinet approval has been granted for the electricity sector reforms bill today (April 08). “Accordingly the approval was granted to gazette the amended version…

FOR CINEMA INDUSTRY ARTISTS’ WELFARE SPECIAL LOANS SCHEME

Special Loan Scheme for Cinema Industry Artists’ Welfare   Dr. R. H. S. Mr. Samaratunga, the Presidential Senior Adviser on Economic Affairs, emphasized the need for artists to draft proposals aimed at enhancing the film industry’s progress and supporting its…

TO SAFEGUARD TRADITIONAL KANDYAN DANCE PRESIDENT TO APPOINT COMMITTEE

President to appoint committee to safeguard traditional Kandyan dance   President Ranil Wickremesinghe announced the formation of a committee tasked with preserving and maintaining the rich cultural heritage of Kandyan dancing art. This decision was made during a meeting with…

FUEL DISTRIBUTORS REVEAL FUEL CONSUMPTION REDUCED BY FIFTY PERCENT

Fuel consumption in SL reduced by 50% – fuel distributors   According to the Sri Lanka Petroleum Distributors Association, fuel consumption in the country has decreased by 50 percent. Its chairman Shelton Fernando says that the economic situation in the…

GOLD SMUGGLING RACKET BETWEEN INDIANS AND SRI LANKANS BUSTED

India busts gold smuggling racket involving Sri Lankans   Indian authorities have busted a gold smuggling racket carried out via sea between India and Sri Lanka, it was reported. According to Indian media, The Hindu, officials of India’s Directorate Revenue…

POINTS TABLE OF IPL 2024

  IPL Points Table 2024 Rajasthan Royals handed Royal Challengers Bengaluru their 3rd back-to-back defeat as Jos Buttler slammed a wonderful century to power RR to the top of points table with 8 points. Sanju Samson’s crucial 69 runs also…