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Committee appointed to probe corruption at SLPA

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A three-member committee has been appointed to investigate incidents of corruption and irregularities at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA).

Secretary of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Aviation K.D.S. Ruwan Chandra said the committee comprising of M.D.S.A. Perera, Gamini Kumarasiri and K.G.P. Wasantha Gamage has been appointed by Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva.

Mr.Ruwan Chandra said trade union representatives of the SLPA as well as other parties can submit complaints about alleged corruption and irregularities, and the committee report is to be handed over to the minister within six months after investigating all the complaints.

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Dasun Shanaka denies political involvement

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Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka insisted that he has no links to any political party in the country.

In a Twitter message, Shanaka said that he has noticed his image being circulated in a political party propaganda.

“I’ve noticed my image circulating in a political party propaganda. I have no inclination with any party or ever have participated as an ambassador. My one true love and passion is playing cricket for my country,” he tweeted.

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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday

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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (29) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,828.

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Racecourse murder : Boyfriend further remanded

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The university student who was held in remand custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend with a sharp weapon at Race Course grounds in Colombo has been remanded further.

Taking up the case today (30) Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis ordered him to be further remanded till February 13.

The magisterial inquest into the death was held today before Colombo Chief Magistrate and

A testimony of the deceased’s father was recorded before Chief Magistrate and further magisterial inquiry was fixed for February 13.

The suspect was not produced before Court by prison authorities since he is currently receiving treatment at the Mental Health Unit of prison hospital.

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