Items filtered by date: Friday, 24 August 2018

Notices on Gota et al recalled

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday recalled the notice issued on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who had been ordered to appear before the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court on 7 September, as a suspect in the case where he is alleged to have misappropriated State funds to the tune of Rs. 90 million in the construction of the D.A. Rajapaksa Museum at Weeraketiya.


Govt. to amend legislation on finance and microfinance companies

The Government will bring in amendments to legislation pertaining to finance and microfinance companies before the presentation of Budget 2019. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that amendments would be introduced to ensure that the Central Bank is able to fully implement its relief program to bail out women who have obtained high interest loans from microfinance companies, particularly in the North of the island. (SG)

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