(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Bribery Commission has filed an application in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking an order suspending the SC Interim Order dated February 26, 2018 preventing the Bribery Commission’s Director General from taking any further steps against former Chief Justice Mohan Peiris in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court."Bribery Commission seeks to suspend Supreme Court order"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the government has no intention of banning Facebook, but certain measures will be taken and laws will be brought to ensure that it does not carry content aimed at disrupting communal and religious harmony."Social media will be filtered of racial, religious discord – PM"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) commenced the purchasing of 2018 Maha harvest in the Eastern Province and collected 2, 000 Metric tons under the guaranteed price up to date, PMD Chairman M.B. Dissanayake told the Official Government News Portal."PMB commences purchasing of Maha harvest"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that he would work towards providing funds without loans anytime possible while giving assistance to the development progammes of Sri Lanka."Japanese – Sri Lankan State leaders agree to strengthen bilateral ties"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The United Nations children’s organization, UNICEF commended Sri Lanka taking measures to amend the Penal Code to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 8 to 12 years."UNICEF commends Sri Lanka raising minimum age of children punished for crimes from 8 to 12"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) requests the public to sort the garbage in a recommended manner and provide it to the relevant garbage disposal vehicles."Strict legal action against people indiscriminately disposing waste in Colombo city"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Restriction on WhatsApp messaging application would be lifted from midnight today (14), President’s Secretary and Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) Chairman Austin Fernando said."Restriction on WhatsApp to be lifted from midnight"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –‘The temporary ban on Facebook following the incidents occurred in Kandy and Ampara will be lifted within the next few days’, President Maithripala Sirisena said. He added that even though there is room for any medium for the benefit of the society, there is a need for a certain approach to control the destruction cause to the society by some vicious elements using these mediums."Though the doors should be opened for and medium for social progress, there is a need to control those are harmful to the society – President"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a state visit to Japan, made an observation tour of modern waste management centre in Shinagawa in Tokyo, today (14)."President visits modern waste management centre in Tokyo"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The restrictions imposed on access to several social media websites will most likely be lifted on Friday, the Government said today."Social media restrictions likely to be lifted on Friday"