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Surgical equipment found stashed in CNS ceiling!

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It is reported that surgical equipment amounting to around Rs. 09 million rupees have been found stashed in a ceiling of an operating theater of the Colombo National Hospital.

This was revealed by Auditor General – Mr. W. P. C. Mr. Wickramaratne at the meeting of the Committee of Public Accounts (COPA) when officials of the Health sector were summoned before the committee.

The Auditor General also said that requests made to relevant authorities to initiate an investigation into this regard had been in vain.

Therefore, the CID has been tasked to investigate in this regard.

The health sector authorities were also called for the committee meeting on the related accounts, where the Auditor General said that although the authorities were told to conduct an investigation regarding the incident, it has not been done. Therefore, it has been informed that the Criminal Investigation Department will be handed over to investigate the matter and work to reveal the facts regarding the incident.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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