Selling of pirated software and CDs has drastically reduced with the
recent Supreme Court judgement.
Lauding the judgement, the President of the Cassette Disc Producers'
Association, Swarnadasa Herath said the judgement not only safeguards
the customers but also preserves the rights of the genuine artistes.
The songs and other materials produced by famous and popular artistes
with great perseverance and spending large sums of money are easily
copied by unscrupulous elements and marketed. In return they earn large
sums of money, Herath said.
Rubber fetches Rs. 370.50
The highest price for a kilo of rubber so far was recorded as Rs.
370.50. This was recorded yesterday for crepe rubber at the auction held
Apart from that Rs 356.50 was received for a kilo of NO1 sheet
rubber. The quantity of rubber that was available at the auction stood
at 94,875 kgs which included 26000 kg of Crepe rubber,20,475 of normal
rubber and 16494 of sheet rubber. Meanwhile the ministry of Plantation
Industries has allocated Rs 111,250 000 to cultivate rubber in new