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Doctor wanted for importing jeep worth Rs.80mn during ban

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The officers of the Central Anti-Corruption Task Force in Walana seized a luxury jeep worth over Rs.80 million which was illegally imported to Sri Lanka and obtained registration certificates from the Motor Traffic Department based on fake documents.

The vehicle was seized while it was being taken to sell in Kurunegala yesterday (12).

Investigations revealed that a famous doctor based in Colombo has illegally imported the luxury jeep and a millionaire businessman residing in Kurunegala has arranged to sell the jeep.

Police have launched investigations to arrest the doctor and the Kurunegala millionaire businessman who forged documents and imported the jeep.

According to the information received by the Director of the Central Anti-Corruption Task Force, Assistant Superintendent of Police Udaya Kumara, a group of officers under the leadership of its SOIC Chief Inspector Indika Weerasinghe were able to seize this jeep following an investigation conducted for almost a month.

It has been revealed that the jeep was imported in 2020 when the import of vehicles was banned.

It was revealed that even the Customs officials were misled when the jeep was imported.

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Sri Lanka Mirror wishes everyone a happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year!

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The 2024 Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned at 09.05 pm last night (April 13).

‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ extends heartfelt New Year greetings to all our readers. May this upcoming year be filled with boundless happiness, prosperity, and success for each and everyone of you.

–  Sri Lanka Mirror team

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Derailed train causes delays on coastal line

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A train has derailed at the Kalutara South railway station on Saturday morning (13).

Trains operating on the Coastal Line are thus experiencing delays, Sri Lanka Railways said.

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Kristalina Georgieva to head IMF for a 2nd term

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The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has selected Kristalina Georgieva to serve as IMF Managing Director for a second five-year term starting on October 1, 2024.

The appointment comes ahead of the start of the fund’s spring meetings in Washington next week.

Georgieva, who has been in the role since the autumn of 2019, was the sole candidate for the position. However, it was only after European leaders signalled that they would endorse her last month that her candidacy was assured.

In a statement, the coordinators of the Executive Board, Mr. Afonso S. Bevilaqua and Mr. Abdullah F. BinZarah has said, “Looking ahead, the Board welcomes Ms. Georgieva’s ongoing emphasis on issues of macroeconomic and financial stability, while also ensuring that the Fund continues to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of its entire membership. It recognizes her focus on strengthening the Fund’s support to its members through effective policy advice, capacity development and financing. The Board looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Managing Director.”

“I am deeply grateful for the trust and support of the Fund’s Executive Board, representing our 190 members, and honored to continue to lead the IMF as Managing Director for a second five-year term,” Ms. Georgieva has said.

The Bulgarian national has served as Managing Director since October 1, 2019. The Managing Director is the chief of the IMF’s operating staff and Chair of the Executive Board. The Managing Director is assisted by four Deputy Managing Directors in overseeing the Fund’s operations, which serve its membership through about 3,100 staff.

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