Connect with us

News

Accident involving MP Ali Sabri Raheem’s car leaves one injured

Published

on

An accident involving the vehicle of Member of Parliament Ali Sabri Raheem has resulted in one person sustaining injuries, as reported by Saliyawewa Police. The incident occurred around 1:00 am today (13) near the 15th Mile Post on the Puttalam – Anuradhapura Road.

The injured individual has been identified as H.M. Harshana Pradeep, a resident of Upper Puliyankulam in Aluthgama. He has been admitted to the Puttalam Base Hospital for medical treatment.

MP Ali Sabri Raheem was traveling from Puttalam towards Anuradhapura when the accident transpired. The collision took place between the MP’s car and the rear of a hand tractor moving in the same direction.

Both the individual driving the hand tractor and the driver of the MP’s car sustained injuries in the accident. The driver of the MP’s car has been apprehended by Saliyawewa Police in connection with the incident.

As investigations unfold, Saliyawewa Police are diligently probing the circumstances surrounding the accident to establish the sequence of events and assess responsibility.

Entertainment

Dr. Shelton Premarathne passes away

Published

on

By

Legendary Sri Lankan music composer Dr. Shelton Premarathne has passed away today (May 30) at the age of 94.

He had been living with his son in Sydney, Australia, at the time of his demise.

Dr Premaratne has contributed to Sinhala cinema, theatre and classical Sri Lankan music. 

He was the music composer and director in over 30 stage productions, including Henry Jayasena’s popular theatre production Hunuwataye Kathawa (The Caucasian Chalk Circle), and 21 Sinhala films including films such as Daskon, Romeo Juliet Kathawak and Hithaka Pipunu Mal.

Continue Reading

News

Indian-owned ship held in Colombo after oil spill; travel ban imposed on captain

Published

on

By

The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) has taken custody of a ship which had caused an oil spill while anchored at the Colombo Port.

A spokesperson of the MEPA stated that legal action has been initiated against the company that owns the ship and the relevant insurance company regarding the oil spill. Under the Marine Environment Protection Authority Act, the MEPA is seeking compensation for the incident, the authority revealed.

The ship, owned by an Indian company, had recently arrived at the Port of Colombo for maintenance activities. A special investigation conducted by MEPA had revealed a leak of hydraulic oil from the ship. The company’s owner has admitted to the incident and agreed to provide compensation, according to the MEPA.

Furthermore, the Colombo Magistrate Court has imposed a travel ban on the captain of the ship preventing him from leaving the country, as per a request made by the Colombo Port Police.

(This story, originally published by adaderana.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

Continue Reading

News

5 companies fined Rs. 1,243 Mn. for illegal gold imports

Published

on

By

State Finance Minister Dr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said that five companies have been identified for illegally importing gold into Sri Lanka during the past few years, and fines of Rs.1,243 million have been imposed on those companies.

The Minister said that one of the related companies was ordered to pay Rs.179 million as fines.

Emphasising that from now on, all licensed institutions carrying out import of gold goods should avoid these illegal acts, the Minister said that the relevant institutions will also be charged fines for the gold purchased by even third parties considering the production reports.

He said the efforts to stabilise the state revenue of the country are currently being carried out by closing all the loopholes related to the loss of state revenue gradually.

Certain parties who import gold goods have turned this into a big racket and therefore there is a mafia around it.There were various challenges and threats when the government tried to curb this mafia initially.

The Minister further said that there were various levels of threats, pressure and intimidation, and the government did not waver in the face of all these challenges and moved to the second step.

(dailynews.lk)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2024 Sri Lanka Mirror. All Rights Reserved