|Injured Chanaka Welagedara replaced|
by Dilhara Lokuhettige
|Russia to donate eight helicopters to Sri Lanka|
Sri Lanka is prepared to help RussiaRussia Federation announced that it has taken steps to provide eight large helicopters to Sri Lanka as a total donation; the Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Office said.
Russia, which has submitted a bid for obtaining “Expo 2020” Exhibition to Russia also urged Sri Lanka’s support for the same. He told that they are not prepared to give up that opportunity at any cost as their country owns one of the stable economies in the world. To win this opportunity the vote of Sri Lanka is very important to them. Hundred and sixty two countries are competing for this exhibition. There are some Asian countries among them.
|David Beckham retires from football|
"I wouldn't have achieved what I have done today without my family. I'm grateful for my parents' sacrifice, which made me realise my dreams,"The former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar David Beckham will bring the curtain down on his glittering 20-year carer after Paris Saint-German's final home game of the season against Brest.
The former England captain made 115 appearances for his country and 394 for Manchester United, winning six Premier League titles and the Champions League.
|Massive protest on the 21st against the electricity tariff hike|
Protest against Government urging to withdraw power tariffs
Trade unions, opposition parties and civil society organizations are to hold a massive protest on the 21st against the electricity tariff hike and the performance of the government.
The Coordinating Committee for a Joint Trade Union Alliance of Sri Lanka that has called for the nationwide strike on the 21st says it would be a protest against the increase in electricity tariffs as well as the government's current performance.
|Rolls Royces and BMWs to be imported for CHOGM|
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
The External Affairs Ministry has made arrangements to import 12 Rolls- Royce's and 100 BMW's cars for the use of the heads of state, scheduled to visit Sri Lanka to participate in the 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November,news source said.
However it is not known whether these vehicles are to be re-exported after use.
|NPC polls in first week of September 2013|
Wayamba and Central PCs laterPolls for Central and Wayamba provincial councils are likely to be postponed.the government is planning to hold the Northern Provincial Council elections in early September and to conduct the polls for the Central and Wayamba Provincial councils later in the same month,news source said.
|Tokyo Cement’s new frontier - Sri Lanka’s first cement |
company to offer products online
www.tokyocement.lkSri Lanka’s premier manufacturer of cement, The Tokyo Cement Group (TKYO), has reinvigorated their online presence with a fresh, new website that facilitates unprecedented access between consumer and cement manufacturer. The launch of this refreshed website will make Tokyo Cement the nation’s first-ever cement manufacturer to offer a direct-to-consumer online retail environment for cement and similar value added products.
|BBS challenges Sri Lankan Minister|
over claim of Norwegian funds
BBS accuse Minister Wimal WeerawansaBodu Bala Sena (BBS) challenged the Construction, Engineering Services and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa to prove his accusation that it has raised funds from Norway or any international non governmental organization (INGO) or other western countries.
|UNP drafts a new constitution for Sri Lanka|
New constitution for the country
Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has taken measures to draft a new constitution for the country to address the current issues and decided to appoint a committee to draft the constitution. Parliamentarian and former Bar association President Wijedasa Rajapaksa is slated to be appointed as the Chairman of the committee,party sources said.