Price slash on three essentials
The Government has taken action to reduce the
prices of three main essential food items, dhal, sugar and canned
fish, Trade Marketing Development Co-operatives and Consumer Affairs
Minister Bandula Gunawardena said.
US Report: Government response after Committee findings
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday appointed
a high profile committee headed by President Counsel D.S. Wijesinghe
to look into the US State Department report on Incidents During the
Recent Conflict in Sri Lanka, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said.
UN: 90,000 displaced return home
About a third of those displaced during the
conflict in Sri Lanka have returned home over the past three months,
the UN refugee agency said yesterday.
Rajaratnam’s $100 m bail remains
A federal judge refused to lower the $100 million
bail for Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire hedge fund manager accused
of heading an insider-trading ring. US Magistrate Judge Theodore
Katz did agree to defense lawyers’ request to ease travel
restrictions for the Sri Lanka native