Moskva at port of Colombo

Russian guided-missile cruiser Moskva, which prominently figured in the Crimean crisis early this year, arrived at the Colombo Port on Thursday. Commanded by Captain (First Rank) Sergey I. Tronev, the vessel is on a replenishment and goodwill visit.

(pic courtesy navy headquarters)

Foul coal deal costs

CEB Rs. 1.5 billion


by Saman Indrajith

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) had suffered a loss of Rs. 1,507,044,116.25 due to substandard coal imported for the Norochcholai coal-fired power plant in 2012, Power Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi told Parliament yesterday.

Minister Wanniarachchi said: "This loss was due to a massive fraud which took place before I assumed duties as the Minister of Power and Energy. It happened during the tenure of my predecessor. Investigations are underway and I am ready to take action against anyone irrespective of their positions."
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President to present his tenth budget today

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The African wild dog, sometimes known as the African Hunting dog or the Painted dog (due to its beautiful coloured skin pattern) in the African continent are today classified as one of the most endangered mammals in the Planet Earth.According to the...

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