New low cost petrol for trishaws

A new, low cost petrol type would be introduced only for three-wheelers by next month, Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said.

Speaking to media at the Ministry yesterday (17), he said that the type of petrol had a lower-octane value and would be Rs. 8 lower than the current standard petrol price.

Sri Lanka rubbishes RAW assassination plot reports

President Maithripala Sirisena has not mentioned any involvement of an Indian intelligence service or the government of India in the alleged plot to assassinate him, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said today.

The PMD issued a statement in response to some recent local and international media reports alleging that reference was made to an Indian intelligence service at the Cabinet Meeting held on Tuesday, October 16th.

Jayasuriya charged under ICC Anti-Corruption code

Sanath Jayasuriya, charged with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code, has been given 14 days from 15 October 2018 to respond.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Sanath Jayasuriya with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Mr Jayasuriya, the former Sri Lanka Cricket Chair of Selectors, has been charged with the following offences under the Code:

Fuel prices to go up monthly for next 4 months

The government is insinuating that the fuel prices could go up every month continually for the next four months, according to ‘Ravaya.’

Such a possibility was suggested by finance minister Mangala Samaraweera when he said at a media briefing on October 09 and again on the following day in parliament that world crude prices would not be reduced until February next year.

#MeToo: Arjuna and Malinga accused of sexual harassment

The MeToo movement has taken the social media platforms by storm, with women coming out and disclosing the incidents of sexual harassment they have faced.

Now a woman alleges that a Sri Lankan cricketer once harassed her during one of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournaments. Singer Chinmayi Sripaada uploaded an image of a note written by the woman, which described her ordeal during the incident. Chinmayi further updated that the “said girl will speak on anonymity to a journalist”.