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DG of Geological Mines on compulsory leave

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The Director General of the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) Dr Sanjan de Silva has been sent on compulsory leave subject to a disciplinary action over allegations of misconduct.

The Minister of Environment Naseer Ahamed has sent the letter informing of the decision.

The decision came after a series of complaints by trade unions accusing the DG of misuse of power.

The Chairman of the Bureau also has been implicated in the allegations.

Meanwhile the Minister of Environment has recommended the appointment of Mr R.Sanjeepan as the new chairman.

(thesundaytimes.lk)

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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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