An earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck in central Italy today, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. It was reported that the earthquake occurred in the town of Norcia in Central Italy.
The security units have received information that a businessman has imported ten vehicles which exceeds the limitations of specifications of MP permits, utilising the tax free import permits issued to Members of Parliament, Sri Lanka Mirror reliably learns.
In relation to tenders called for providing security to the Central Bank, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has written to the Central Bank calling for the inclusion of United Guards Global (Pvt) Ltd, a company in which Rural Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s former Son-in-law Dhanuna Tillakaratne is a director be shortlisted.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has challenged the statements made repeatedly by President Maithripala Sirisena assuring that no foreign judges will be engaged in war crimes allegation investigations.
The National Lotteries Board has so far not given out the printing contract for lotteries tickets and as a result there could be a shortage of lottery tickets in the market, Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara told parliament recently.
The host country Sri Lanka and member countries of the Inter- Islands Tourism Policy (ITOP) Forum agreed to work under a policy frame work that will protect cultural heritage of those island nations when promoting tourism industry.