Mahendran extradition request : Singapore awaiting documents

Singapore is waiting for certain documents and information before it can consider Sri Lanka's request to extradite its former central bank chief Arjuna Mahendran, the 'Straits Times' report.

In fact, the authorities here have been working with their Sri Lankan counterparts on the issue since January, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), it adds.

N’cholai back online: No more power cuts, says Ministry

With the broken down generator of the Noraichcholai Power Plant coming online, there won’t be power outages anymore, Ministry of Power and Energy said today.

Several areas experienced power outages during the last two days after the unit 2 generator shut down due to a technical mishap on Monday (18).

Johnston cleared of assets non-declaration cases

The Bribery Commission has withdrawn four cases filed against MP Johnston Fernando regarding non-declaration of assets. In turn, the Colombo Chief Magistrate Court has discharged MP Fernando of the relevant charges.

The case was taken up before the Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, this morning (19) when the officials representing the Bribery Commission requested permission from the court to withdraw the 04 cases stating technical errors in the cases.

Milk powder prices increased under new formula

The prices of powdered milk have been increased according to the new milk food price formula, Minister of Industry and  Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said.

Accordingly the price of a 1kg packet of milk powder has been increased by Rs 60 while the price of a 400g packet has been increased by Rs 25.

Red notices issued on 14 Lankans by Interpol

The Interpol website has reported that red notices have been issued against 14 Sri Lankans charged with committing crimes at international level.



According to Interpol sources, several leading criminals including Sajeewa De Soysa, Kosgoda Suji, Emil Lakshmi Kanth, Munisami Thamseelan and Vikranarazha Selvanathan have been listed on the website.