PM orders to expedited Palaly Airport project

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed that the Palaly Airport Development Project in Jaffna should be completed without further delay.

He made this observation when he inspected the development activities at the airport yesterday (14). The Prime Minister also noted that all stakeholders need to work hand in hand to expedite the initiative.

CID reveals Nalaka de Silva’s ties with Madush & Amal Perera

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has informed the court yesterday (12) that former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who was arrested in connection with the alleged VIP assassination plot, has had close ties with singer Amal Perera and ‘Makandure Madush’.

The CID further said that investigations are being carried out with the international police to unveil more information on the nexus between ‘Makandure Madush’, Amal Perera and the former DIG.

LNG tender goes to a Chinese company

The Cabinet yesterday decided to award the tender for the construction of the LNG power plant in Kerawalapitiya to a Chinese company.

Controversy surrounds this move because Lakdhanavi, a local company which made a lower bid for the project, was denied the tender. The power plant is to be built to generate 350 megawatts of electricity.

LIOC prices increased, petrol 92 Octane remains unchanged

Following the fuel price revision by the Finance Ministry last night, the Lanka Indian Oil Company (LIOC) also increased their fuel prices except for Lanka Petrol 92 Octane price with effect from last night.

LIOC Senior Vice President (Finance) Mr. Pramod Jain said according to the current revision, the price of Lanka Auto Diesel (LAD) would be increased by Rs.4 per liter and it will be Rs.103.

Rookantha and 10 others to be appointed as UNP organizers

Handing over of appointment letters to ten new electoral organizers of the United National Party will take place this afternoon (11th) and popular singer Rookantha Gunatilake and nine others have been nominated.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to hand over these appointment letters at Temple Trees.