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Jaffna Kings record first LPL win

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Jaffna Kings managed to win the first match of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) cricket series held yesterday (30) with Colombo Strikers by 21 runs.

Colombo Strikers won the toss and invited Jaffna Kings to bat first.

The Jaffna Kings team scored 173 runs at the end of 20 overs losing five wickets.

Jaffna Kings’ Towhid Hridoy scored 54 off 39 balls while Dunith Wellalage scored 25.

The Colombo Strikers team scored only 152 runs in 19 overs and 4 balls.

Colombo Strikers Captain Niroshan Dickwella scored 58 runs off 34 balls.

The match was held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

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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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