The law to use plastic crates for transporting fruits and vegetables will not be changed but land master tractors and three wheelers will be allowed to transport these goods without plastic crates, Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade Johnston Fernando said. VIDEO
A motor car ran off the road and fell into a wayside culvert in Kotagoda on the Siyambalanduwa – Akkarapattuwa Road causing the death of a woman and causing serious injuries to six others on board
It has been reported that a large number of traders at Manning Market are protesting against the law on transporting vegetables which has resulted in a traffic jam from the Pettah area VIDEO
US Ambassador Ashley Wills had in 2003 claimed that Milinda Moragoda, who was a minister in the then United National Front (UNF) government – headed by Ranil Wickremesinghe had said he was interested in forming a group to counter the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) block of countries, whistle blower WikiLeaks has revealed.
A high-level Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) delegation headed by General Ma Hixiaotian the Deputy Chief of General Staff arrived in Sri Lanka to discuss professional training, exercises and further promotion of military assistance to Sri Lanka.
The United National Party (UNP) leadership struggle has intensified with the party reformists launching a campaign to woo the support of the party’s trade union sector, the Mahanayake Theras and other religious dignitaries for a leadership change.
The Colombo High Court Judge today postponed the order on the preliminary objections taken by the defence in the Hicorp case against former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka for January 20, claiming that the material in the indictment in the High Court was similar to that in the second Court Martial trial in which Sarath Fonseka was sentenced and thus no action could be instituted twice against an accused on the same charges.
In order to resolve the issue of Indian and Sri Lanka fishermen governmental level negotiations between the two countries will take place on January 13 and 14, 2012, Fisheries Minister Susantha Punchinilame told Parliament. The Defence Authority and the External Affairs Ministry will participate in the negotiations.
United National Party (UNP) Deputy Secretary Jayalath Jayewardene said today that the party’s Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya should at the next working committee meeting on Sunday, officially notify party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe of Mr. Jayasuriya’s intention to contest for the post of leader.
The Meteorological Department says heavy showers are now being experienced in most parts of the country.
The Kandy police special crime unit arrested a major job fraudster who cheated nearly 20 youth in Kandy of at least Rs.1.8 million.
The JVP charged today that the vegetable trade had been crippled due to punitive action taken by the Trade Ministry against persons not transporting vegetables in plastic crates.
Five in the same family, a mother, three sons and a daughter-in-law were given the death sentence by the Tangalle High Court over a murder in 1996 in Beliatta.
The tax on potatoes has been deducted by Rs.15 per kilogram with immediate effect by the Finance and Planning Ministry in an attempt to bring down the prices of consumer items during the festive season, the Finance and Planning Ministry announced a short while ago.
The elite Special Task Force (STF) busted a large scale sand mining racket which had been operating for years without a license in the Ma-oya area in Kurunegala.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said in Parliament today that there is archaeological evidence to prove that ‘Tamil Buddhists’ lived in certain areas of the northern province
29 passengers were injured by a private bus this morning in Ratnapura. The bus was travelling from Monaragala to Colombo and it tipped over damaging a gem centre in Ratnapura this morning, police said
Historical sites, particularly those in the eastern province, are continuously vandalised, therefore, the government should intervene to protect them for the future generations, ruling party MP Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera said in Parliament today
Farmers and vegetable and fruit transports will begin a picket campaign today at the Dambulla Economic Centre, against the legalisation of using plastic containers to transports fruits and vegetables
Three Sri Lankan nationals involved in the case concerning the discovery of hundreds of bottles of cheap alcohol in a car belonging to Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Parliamentary Group leader ‘Reeko’ Moosa Manik, have been sentenced to one year in jail
At least 40 lorries were taken into custody by Consumer Affairs Authority officers this morning at Hanwella and Peliyagoda for transporting vegetable and fruits without using plastic containers, an official said
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