Piyasena Gamage sworn in as State Minister

UPFA Galle District MP Piyasena Gamage has been sworn in as the State Minister for Law & Order and Southern Development, the President’s Media Division said.

He was sworn in as the State Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Official Residence this morning (28).

Piyasena Gamage was sworn in as a Member of Parliament (MP) on November 10, to fill the vacant position created by the removal of former UPFA MP Geetha Kumarasinghe.

209 working days in 2018!

The number of working days in 2018 is 209, according to the calendar for the year.

That is 57.3 per cent of the total number of days.

The year has 52 Saturdays and Sundays each and 22 other holidays.

With the 30 days of leave entitled to by a worker, the total number of holidays stand at 156, which is 42.7 pc.

Underworld wants politicians to transfer OIC

An underworld leader has exerted pressure on politicians to remove the OIC of Nawagamuwa police, Manjula de Silva, if the underworld was to garner votes in Kaduwela at the upcoming election, according to ‘Rivira.’

The man in question has also tried to extort money from area’s businessmen by posing off as the gang belonging to slain underworld leader Samayan.

Ravi K will leave MP post?

The person alleged to have threatened Anika Wijesuriya, known as Shanil Nettikumara is not a relative said MP Ravi Karunanayake adding that if the Additional Solicitor General Yasantha Kodagoda proves that he is related to Karunanayake, he would resign from his MP post, he said in parliament yesterday (07).

Karunanayake raising an issue of  breach of his parliamentary privileges said if the Additional Solicitor General is unable to prove his allegation, he should apologize to the Treasury Commission.

Investigations to nab Shanil for threatening Anika

nvestigations are underway to arrest a businessman named Shanil Nettasinghe who allegedly threatened the owner of the house that was bought by Perpetual Treasuries Company Arjun Aloysius and given to Ravi Karunanayake, Anika Wijesuriya.

Investigations have revealed that the businessman had threatened the lives of Anika and her brother Vijitha Wijesuriya and family members, over the telephone.