Pension Gratuity payments to retiring public sector employees will be given through state banks as an interest free loan to be deducted in a span of 18 years said Dr.P.BJayasundara, Secretary to the treasury.
International award winning actress and Member of Parliament, Malani Fonseka was honoured with a tribute on the opening night of the 16th Deauville Asian Film Festival for her contribution to theatre and cinema over the last fifty years.
A massive demonstration was held Tuesday afternoon at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) headquarters in Geneva with the participation of over 4,500 expatriate Sri Lankan community in Europe. This demonstration with unprecedented high participation was organized by the United Sri Lanka organization based in Europe to protest against the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka.
The Treasurer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that beyond any form of doubts whatsoever, the United Peoples Freedom Alliance will record a historic victory at the forthcoming provincial council election.
The Police have launched a wide operation to apprehend a tiger terrorist leader named Thevan. A reward of one million rupees is offered for anyone who provides information relating to this tiger terrorist required by the Terrorist Investigation Unit. The Police inform that this terrorist is frequently roaming in Colombo area. Any information related to this terrorist could be intimated to telephone number 0112 451 636. (niz)
International credit card racketeer Jeyatharan Thambapillai (28) had distributed lakhs of rupees of siphoned off money among Sri Lankan refugees in camps in Chengalpattu and Dindigul in India, the Indian police who have apprehended him said, The Hindu newspaper reported.
Commander Security Force – Jaffna, Major General Udaya Perera paid a courtesy call on Rev. Fr. Dr. Daniel S. Thiagarajah, Bishop Church of South India at the latter’s official residence in Vaddukkoddai.
The Presidential Commission to investigate cases of alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces during the period 1990 – 2009 concluded its first public sitting in the East yesterday (March 22) with 129 people from Chenkallady, Vakarai and Batticaloa making submissions.