special flight with 230 passengers arrive in Mattala ?

A Privilege Air B767-35D flight P66991 from Netherlands landed this morning at Mattala International Airport with 230 passengers. All 230 passengers are ship crew members who will be taken for a Ship which is currently docked in Galle Harbour. Tonight the flight will return back to Netherlands with the 57 crew members of the Ship who are retuning home with the arrival of new crew members. Pictures : Shehan Madhawa (Twitter) Newswire

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…

Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killed: relative, police sources

The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday. Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who were seen in a video circulating on social media calling for all-out war against non believers, were among 15 killed in a fierce gun battle with the military on the east coast on Friday, four police sources said. Niyaz Sharif, the…

Churches fall silent in Sri Lanka a week after attacks

Sri Lanka has been on high alert since the attacks on Easter Sunday, with nearly 10,000 soldiers deployed across the island to carry out searches and hunt down members of two local Islamist groups believed to have carried out the attack. The government has said the attacks were carried out by nine well-educated Sri Lankans, eight of whom have been identified. Authorities have detained more than 100 people, including foreigners from Syria and Egypt, since the bombings in three churches and four hotels, most of which were in the capital.…