Bollywood’s romantic hero dies at 67

He was part of the Kapoor acting dynasty which has long dominated Bollywood, the Hindi film industry. The actor made a huge splash in 1973 with his first lead role in Bobby – a teenage love story. He played the romantic lead in dozens of films for over two decades, after which he made a successful transition to character roles. Rishi Kapoor debuted as a child actor in 1970 in his father Raj Kapoor’s film, Mera Naam Joker. Several of his films in the 1980s and 90s – Khel Khel…

Luxury Tax will be imposed

Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka says that due to the increase of the value of Japanese Yen and the US Dollar against the Sri Lankan Rupee, several vehicles with engine capacity less than 1,000cc would also be subjected to a luxury tax. Customers would now have to pay 15% more than the vehicle price, President of Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka Ranjan Pieris had told Daily Mirror Newspaper. “Earlier, the vehicles bought by the middle-class community were exempted from the luxury taxes but after the rupee depreciated, the…

JASINGHE DEFENDS PCR KITS

(Daily Mirror – BY EASWARAN RUTNAM) 🔳No move to sideline Navy SIS having a close watch Lab testing capacity to increase Clusters managed well due to our work Test kits will be used only upon validation 🔳There is a possibility that we would get more cases from the areas where these people have visited By now, in the field we can cater to more than 1500 and in the laboratories we are going to further increase our capacity Another lab is coming up in the Mulleriyawa hospital premises with the…

ARMY CHIEF, DGHS SAY COLLECTIVE EFFORTHELPED CURTAIL COVID-19 SPREAD

(Daily Mirror – BY SANDUN A. JAYASEKERA) 🔳The Consultant Physician of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Dr. Eranga Narangoda said 6 COVID-19 patients were released yesterday from the NIID after full recovery Thirty new COVID-19 infections were detected by late afternoon yesterday, which Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva and Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said as an achievement of the curative and preventive measures of doctors, nurses, supportive staff, the Armed forces and the Police. Thus, the total number of confirmed infections stood at…

Can’t conduct polls until green light from stakeholders

(Daily Mirror – BY KELUM BANDARA) 🔳Not only the health authorities, District Returning Officers, District level Assistant Election Commissioners should give the green light The Election Commission yesterday ruled out the possibility to conduct the parliamentary elections until green light is given by all stakeholders. Its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told Daily Mirror not only the health authorities but also the district Returning Officers and the district level Assistant Election Commissioners should affirm that the country’s situation was conducive for free, fair, credible and transparent elections in the country. “We need…

GMOA complains bureaucrats blocking transparency, development of best policy

(The Island) The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) wrote to Minister of Health, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, yesterday, informing her that the ministry officials were yet to reveal how samples were selected for conducting Covid-19 tests. “As you are well aware, the GMOA has urged the relevant officials of the Ministry of Health to streamline the testing process to detect COVID-19 and it is regrettable that such testing process, in a way of an algorithm, is not declared by Ministry of Health up to now,” GMOA Secretary, Dr. Haritha Aluthge said in…