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Shammi Silva elected SLC president for third consecutive term

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[File photo]: Shammi Silva revealed that discussions were underway about potential changes in voting rights among SLC's member clubs
Shammi Silva has been re-elected as Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC’s) president for a third consecutive term, alongside nearly all members of the previous executive committee. All members were voted in uncontested.
The only change has been to the post of treasurer, with previous treasurer Lasantha Wickramasinghe withdrawing from contention citing other commitments. Sujeeva Godaliyadda, previously assistant treasurer, will take up the post of treasurer, with the assistant treasurer to be appointed at a later date.
Aside from that, it was business as usual for Silva’s team, including vice-presidents Jayantha Dharmadasa and Ruvin Wickremaratne, secretary Mohan de Silva and assistant secretary Chryshantha Kapuwatte, as they secured fresh terms.


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LPBOA demands bus fare hike

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By Rathindra Kuruwita  

Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) head, Gemunu Wijeratna on Monday (02) said they needed a five percent increase in bus fares following Sunday’s diesel price hike.

On Sunday, CPC, LIOC and Sinopec increased diesel prices by 10 rupees per litre.

Wijeratna said that the private bus owners had not increased bus fares when diesel prices were increased by 35 rupees per litre recently.

“With the latest price increase, short distance buses will lose Rs 1,000 a day. Long distance buses will lose Rs 2,500 a day. We can’t lose money like this. We want at least a five percent bus fare hike,” he said.

School transport providers have decided not to increase their charges.

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Discourse on crisis in Lankan health sector at CSR

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A discourse on the crisis in Sri Lankan health sector, under the theme ‘What ails the health sector? What solutions?’ is scheduled to be held at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday, 05 October 2023, at the Centre for Society & Religion (CSR) Auditorium, 281, Deans Road, Colombo 10, under the auspices of the Socialist Study Circle. The speakers will be Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, Consultant Community Physician, President, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama, Consultant Physician, National Institute of Infectious Diseases and Ravi Kumudesh President, Academy of Health Professionals. The discourse is open to the public.

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Nidahasa Janatha Sabahawa readies no-confidence motion against Public Security Minister

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By Norman Paliahawadane 

Talks have commenced to secure the consent of the MPs for a no-confidence motion sponsored by the SLPP-splinter group Nidahasa Janatha Sabahawa (NJS) against Public Security Minister Tiran Alles.

Kalutara District SLPP dissident NJS member MP Lalith Ellawela told the media yesterday that the draft of the motion was yet to be finalised and they were planning to hand over the motion to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena this sitting week.

Ellawala said that the no-confidence motion would be against Minister Alles’ failure to take necessary action to halt the killing spree by underworld gangs all over the country.

Ellawela said that their members were scheduled to meet in Colombo today (03) to canvas support for the motion. He said that minister Alles had ample time to take actions to prevent the ongoing killing spree at various places in the country.

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