SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena welcomes President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday at Vincent Dias ground, Badulla, where a public rally was held to mark the 63rd anniversary of the SLFP
pic by Kamal Bogoda

Ministry secy. frowns on ‘CEB-Chinese firm MoU’

By Ifham Nizam

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) General Manager Shavindranth Fernando has come under fire for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as regards the Norochcholai coal-fired power plant with China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) without the Power and Energy Ministry approval.

Ministry Secretary, and senior civil servant, M. M. C. Ferdinando, contacted for comment, said the MoU had been signed without his approval. When a formal agreement between the two governments was signed, they would take up the matter with the General Manager, he added.



Presidential Election: Polls Chief can reject MR’s nomination papers - Wijeyadasa


The UNP said yesterday that President Mahinda Rajapaksa was disqualified from contesting for a third term and the Election Commissioner was legally empowered to reject his nomination papers. Member of the UNP Leadership Council and Constitutional Law...

Fitch Ratings says:
Reinsurance sector likely to see hiked mergers and acquisitions

Fitch Ratings says the reinsurance sector is likely to see increased merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, as more stressful market conditions limit organic growth potential, according to a newly-published report. The increased availab...

Local Remedy for cancer, Type 2 diabetes and arthritis


Cosciniumfenestratum, commonly known as Venivel (Sinhala), Atturam /Kadari (Tamil), Calumba Wood/Tree Turmeric (English) is one of the most important plants used in traditional medicine.It has become very important in recent years due to its rarity ...

SLC Ex-Co clips Nishantha’s wings


Sri Lanka Cricket’s Executive Committee, during a meeting held at the board headquarters on Monday, has decided to curtail the extraordinary powers enjoyed by its controversial secretary Nishantha Ranatunga. Ranatunga virtually adminis...



What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?
1995 Napier
1995 Faisalabad
1998 London Oval
2011 Durban
2006 Trent Bridge.
Total : 12012 Votes. Results


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