Connect with us

News

CBSL bosses in deal with ‘seizures’!

Published

on

There is no legal provision to take over the vehicles of the people who are unable to pay lease installments, Integrated Transport Operations Center Chairman Sampath Ranasinghe said.

Speaking at a news conference held last morning (24) at the N.M. Perera Centre in Colombo which was provided with special police security, Mr. Ranasinghe said the people should oppose ‘seizures’ who take their vehicles away.

“Today, we are holding this press conference in a way that no press conference has ever been held. We have received special police protection today. The best example of how bad this leasing mafia has become is that we have to hold a press conference today under police protection. The ‘seizures’ have no legal authority to take away any vehicle. All the people who pay lease installments should keep in mind that seizures have no legal authority to seize your vehicle. That authority has been abolished by this circular. However, some leasing companies are seizing vehicles against this circular. We have continuously informed the IGP about this. We have doubts whether the senior officials of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) have made a deal with these leasing companies. These types of circulars that have no value should not have been issued in the first place. We request the CBSL Governor not to issue such inefficient circulars.

“Vehicle owners who have failed to settle lease installments now drive their vehicle with some kind of weapon near the driver’s seat and keep it for their own safety. Everyone should stand against the activities of leasing companies by now,” he said.

News

New Army Chief of Staff appointed

Published

on

By

Major General C.D Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu, the present Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Army.

Major General C.D Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu this afternoon (29) received the letter of appointment as 61st Chief of Staff of the Army from Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army at the Commander’s office.

He, who has served as the Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force before he took office as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army on 16 June 2022, has also held many key appointments in the Army. He is also the Colonel of the Regiment, Sri Lanka Light Infantry and Mechanized Infantry Regiment.

Major General C.D Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu was born in 15 July 1968 in Colombo and had his education at Mahanama College, Kollupitiya where he excelled in sports and various scopes. He joined the Army as an Officer Cadet in 27 October 1986 to the Intake 26 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into one of the most respected Infantry Regiments in the Sri Lanka Army, the 1st Battalion of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry on 23 July 1987. He has counted over 36 years of reckonable service in the military career.

Besides the regimental appointments in every sphere, Major General C.D Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu has held numerous important appointments in Command and Staff capacities. He commanded one of the reputed Infantry Battalions, 4th Battalion of Sri Lanka Light Infantry Regiment during the era of very high intensity counter insurgency operations.

Having completed the tenure as the Battalion Commander, he held Staff appointments in various formations as General Staff Officer 1 (Coordinating) at 23 Division, Colonel General Staff at 58 Division, Chief of Staff at Regimental Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry, Centre Commandant of Regimental Headquarters of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry, Brigadier General Staff at the Security Force Headquarters – Kilinochchi and Director at Directorate of Recruiting – Army Headquarters.

Major General C.D Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu has served in many command appointments including Commander 512, 523 and 663 Infantry Brigades, Commander Air Mobile Brigade and Commander 22 Division in Trincomalee, and Commander Security Force (East), Commandant, Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force. Prior to taking over duties as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army.

The senior officer has been decorated with the ‘Rana Wickrama Paddakkama’ and ‘Rana Sura Paddakkama’ in recognition of the gallantry, invaluable and selfless dedication, excelled in the face of enemy in the battlefield.

In addition to the local courses he followed, Major General C.D Weerasuriya RWP RSP ndu has attended Young Officers’ Course in Pakistan, Mortar Course in India, Junior Command Course in Bangladesh, United Nations Staff Officers’ Course in Bangladesh and Senior Command Course in India. He has obtained the Master’s Degree in Public Management at the University of Sri Jayawardenepura and has attended seminars on ‘Conflict Resolution by Military Means’ held in California, USA and ‘Security of the Countries of South Asia and North Eastern Asia’ held in Mongolia. Major General Channa Weerasuriya has obtained the graduation on the National Security and War Course at the National Defence University of Pakistan.

He is married to Mrs. Danusha Weerasuriya and blessed with a daughter.

(army,lk)

Continue Reading

News

Many monks entering universities exit as laymen – President

Published

on

By

President Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament on Tuesday (29) that a large number of people enter universities as monks, end up as laymen.

The President made these comments during the budget debate in parliament today (29).

“Today, a large number of people enter universities as monks but end up as laymen. Initially, we must decide that if we enter the university as monks, we will be awarded the degree as monks, and it will not be transferable. If they need to de robe they should discuss it with their Mahanayake Theros. The behaviour of the monks in universities should also be linked to these discourses. If the existing method continues, our order will be lost,” he said.

Continue Reading

News

No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

Published

on

By

No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (28) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,802.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2022 Sri Lanka Mirror. All Rights Reserved