27 C
Monday, May 27, 2024

I hear that MPs’ vehicle permits approved: Chandima Weerakkody

- Advertisement -

Parliamentarian Chandima Weerakkody said yesterday he got to know that vehicle permits for Members of Parliament had been passed according to the request of the government.

He told Parliament that most people were expecting to import vehicles but the government claimed that vehicles could be imported next year.

“Most people are expecting to import vehicles. But, the government said vehicles can be imported only next year. However, I heard that MPs’ permits have been passed following your request,” he told the government MPs in Parliament.

Speaking during the debate, he said President Ranil Wickremesinghe claimed that the salaries of government employees would be increased next year and added that all these promises are given to hoodwink the people. (Daily Mirror)


Chinese traveler from Colombo found infected with COVID-19 on arrival at Shanghai

A Chinese national who arrived from Sri Lanka has been infected with COVID-19, Shanghai (China) Health Commission said on Thursday morning.  According to Chinese media,...

Another 160 Omicron cases detected in Sri Lanka

Another 160 cases of Omicron COVID variant have been recorded in Sri Lanka, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara from University of Sri Jayewardenepura said. According to Dr....

PM visits Tirupati

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has left for India on a 2-day pilgrimage to the temple city of Tirupati today (23). He was accorded a warm...


Breaking: French Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Passes Away

The Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Jean-François Pactet, has reportedly passed away in his official residence in Rajagiriya today (26). Sources indicate...

Van Accident in Galgamuwa Leaves One Dead, 13 Injured

A tragic accident occurred in the early hours of Sunday (26) in the Mee Oya area of Galgamuwa, where a van transporting pilgrims veered...

Viranjith Thambugala Granted Bail

Aura Lanka Chairman Viranjith Thambugala, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), was granted bail. On May 22, the CID arrested Thambugala over...