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CPC workers union condemns minister’s statement

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The Ceylon Petroleum Common Workers’ Union says that it was proposed long ago to change the weekly fuel quota ending day from Sunday to Tuesday but it was actually delayed by the subject Minister.

In a press release, the union assures they responsibly state that they had continued to work overtime on Sundays on the insistence of the minister.

“Our officials as well as employees had requested to stop the Sunday work… The former managing director has also tried to stop this on several occasions, but we reiterate that this was prevented by the intervention of the minister. This is due to the irrational fear that there will be fuel queues on Mondays if deliveries were stopped on Sundays,” they say.

However, the minister himself recently said that the decision to end the quota on Tuesdays had led to cutting down a considerable amount of costs in the form of overtime pay.

By stating this, the minister is hinting that the workers had worked on Sundays in a bid to secure extra overtime and we vehemently condemn this attempt to instigate public hate against the petroleum workers, it further notes.

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Health Ministry’s Additional Secretary Dr. Saman Ratnayake arrested

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested Additional Secretary of the Health Ministry Dr. Saman Ratnayake over the import of substandard human Immunoglobulin injections.

The arrest was made after Dr. Saman Ratnayake arrived at the CID to provide a statement.

Several key individuals including former Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, Former Health Secretary, the Medical Supplies Division Director are currently in remand custody over the Immunoglobulin scandal.

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Dickwella replaces Kusal in SL T20 Squad

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The Cricket Selection Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket has announced Niroshan Dickwella as the replacement for Kusal Janith Perera in the upcoming Twenty20 International (T20I) Series against Bangladesh.

The series is scheduled to commence on Monday in Sylhet.

Kusal Janith Perera, originally included in the T20I squad, will miss the series due to a respiratory infection.

Perera did not join the team on their departure to Bangladesh on Thursday. 

In light of his absence, Niroshan Dickwella has been named as the replacement and is expected to join the team ahead of the first T20I match at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.

The T20I series against Bangladesh consists of three matches, with the second and third T20Is scheduled for March 6 and 9, respectively, at the same venue.

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Scholarship exam, GCE O/L, A/L dates released

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The Examination Department has announced the schedule for several key examinations for the year 2024.

Accordingly, the GCE (O/L) Examinations 2023 is scheduled to take place from May 6th to May 15th while Grade 5 Scholarship Examinations 2024 is set for September 15th, 2024.

In addition, the GCE (A/L) Examinations 2024 will run from November 25th to December 20th, 2024.

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