Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Import duty concessions for five commodities for migrant workers waived

Import duty concessions for five commodities for migrant workers waived

Concessions for Sri Lankan migrant workers returning on import duty pertaining for purchasing five commodities at the airport have been waived since Sep 1st 2008.

Initially, the tax concessions were waived for seven commodities but later the washing machines and four burner cookers were removed from the list. These items can be purchased with duty concessions further.

Duty concessions have been waived for all kinds of air conditioners, deep freezers, CRV televisions with screens wider than 29 inches and LCD TVs with screens wider than 32 inches under the new custom regulations.

Mallavi Liberated -Troops reaching another victory; t

Troops reaching another victory; three-fourth of Mallavi captured

Reaching to another decisive milestone, troops of the 57 Division, engaged in a noble mission to liberate the Wanni civilians from LTTE clutches have brought control over more than three-fourth of the LTTE's nerve center, Mallavi, about 3.5 km East of Tunukkai by last evening, 1 September.

The Mallavi town, said to be the native place of the terror leader Prabhakaran's wife, Madivadini, has about a 1 km long main street with boutiques and shops on both sides of the town center, Army sources said. A few more adjoining vulnerable areas located in the Mallavi town are yet to be cleared, the sources added.

The area had been a strategically important location of the LTTE terrorists. Mallavi is also the nearest route to enter Kilinochchi for the Security Forces from Wanni.

Mangala for democratic leadership in SLFP

Mangala for democratic leadership in SLFP

“Fifty seven years ago, the SLFP helped catalyse a new change and a shift in Sri Lankan politics. Fifty seven years after, the SLFP needs a change today, to save itself for the future,” says MP Mangala Samaraweera, leader of the SLFP Mahajana Wing issuing a statement on the 57th Anniversary of the SLFP.

While accepting the SLFP did change course in Sri Lankan socio-economic life, when it was launched by the late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike in 1951 and also placed Sri Lanka as an independent nation in foreign policy working as a non-aligned country, Mr. Samaraweera says the SLFP now needs a change in its leadership to take Sri Lanka to the future as a knowledge based, democratic society.

12 Lankans arrested in Papua New Guinea

Twele Sri Lankans arrested in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea intelligence officials have arrested twelve Sri Lankan men, alleged to be planning to go to Australia using falsified documents. They say the men are members of the LTTE and were on the run from Sri Lanka.