Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Mentally Exhausted? 4 Workouts Just For You

It’s endurance training day, and you and your Spartan buddies have come straight from your work for the day’s real work: a two-hour run punctuated every 15 minutes by sets of 20 burpees.


Girls Education Fund Announced at G-7

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Saturday that nearly $3 billion in pledges has been raised to help fund the education of vulnerable girls and women around the world.


Jacqueline Fernandez suffers a 'permanent eye injury'

Jacqueline Fernandez is currently gearing up for her upcoming film ' Race 3'. The actress is currently promoting the film in full swing. Jacqueline Fernandez has performed some high octane action sequences in the film and while shooting for the action thriller the 31-year-old actress suffered an eye injury back in March. Well, now the actress has shared the news that her eye has got a permanent injury.


MPs and public officers who benefitted from Aloysius Ravana Balaya lodges complaint with CIABOC

The Ravana Balaya organization, yesterday, (11) lodged a complaint with the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) urging an inquiry into parliamentarians and State officials who have obtained monies from tainted primary dealer Perpetual Treasuries Limited and/or its Beneficiary cum owner Arjun Aloysius and/or from associate Companies.

Aloysius and Chief Executive Officer of the primary bidder Kasun Palisena are presently in remand custody over the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Treasury Bonds scam while former CBSL Governor Arjuna Mahendran is overseas, evading arrest.  

General Secretary of the Ravana Balaya, Iththekande Sadhdhathissa told Ceylon Today that they had been informed by the CIABOC at the time of submitting the complaint that there was a CIABOC investigation only against MP Dayasiri Jayasekara in this regard.

“Apart from Jayasekara, State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe and Minister Field Marshal, Sarath Fonseka, too, have accepted that they received monies from the primary dealer or Aloysius or affiliate Companies. 

Senasinghe has stated that he is willing to return the sums thus received to charity if a request to do so is made from certain parties.

 This is futile as it does not undo the wrong that has been committed by obtaining the monies. 

Jayasekara and Senasinghe were Members of the Committee on Public Enterprises at a time when the Committee was probing the said scam.

In this context, when public admissions are being made, and a ‘B’
Report has been filed in Court in this regard, why are they not being arrested and punished according to the law?” 

 When queried as to whether Senasinghe and Fonseka were also being investigated in this connection, Commissioner C. Neville Guruge noted that while Jayasekara was being investigated, he could not comment on the others owing to secrecy laws.

“However, as Commissioners, we do not know whether a complaint was made because we get to know about complaints only when we are informed of them,” he further said.  

(Ceylon Today)


Dayasiri grilled for over four hours by CID

MP Dayasiri Jayasekara who was summoned before the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) yesterday was questioned for over four hours and a statement was recorded on his admission to having received a financial benefit of Rs 1 million from a PTL subsidiary company.


SLFP group of 16 to meet Gota

The SLFP group of 16 are set to meet former Defence Secretary and Presidential aspirant Gotabhaya Rajapaksa tomorrow to discuss various issues, including the current political climate of the country and the latter’s hopes of becoming the next President.SLFP stalwart and member of the group of 16 MP W. D. John Seneviratne told the Daily FT that there was a possibility that the group of 16 would back the former Defence Secretary as the next Presidential candidate. 

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