The British authorities in New Delhi have claimed that one of those who had been taken into custody with regard to an abortive bid to smuggle in 36 kgs of heroin is an undercover agent, working for them.
On account of the Sinhala and Hindu New Year. on a directive from President Mahinda Rajapaksa. the Ministry of Ports, Highways and Shipping will implement a reduced rates scheme for vehicles plying on the Southern Expressway, the Colombo-Katunayake Highway and the Outer Circular Highway for two weeks effective from midnight April 10 to April 25.
Professor Abhaya Induruwa on Tuesday (April 8) joined the elite ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet. The Internet Hall of Fame inducted Professor Induruwa for pioneering academic and research networking and Internet in Sri Lanka. The induction ceremony was held in Hong Kong Tuesday.
The 64th Annual Report of the Monetary Board of Sri Lanka was submitted to the President and the Minister of Finance and Planning Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday (8) by the Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal.
The Carlton Pre-School 'New Year Celebration was held on a grand scale under the auspices of Secretary Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya Rajapaksa accompanied by the Chairperson of the MOD Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Ioma Rajapaksa on Tuesday (8) at the Sports ground at Torrington Place in Colombo.
The government announced that a controlled price for rice will be imposed from midnight today. Accordingly White raw will be Rs. 66 per kg, red raw Rs.60, white nadu Rs. 68, red nadu Rs.66 and samba at Rs. 77 per kg.
A ceremony to commemorate the 6th death anniversary of late Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was held at Weliveriya on 06th April 2014 under the patronage of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa. A memorial oration was delivered by Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.