Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia: A Separation

A timeline of the trouble that ended the 20-year marriage of Bollywood’s latest estranged 

While reports of an imminent split between former supermodels and long-time couple  had first surfaced as early as 2011, their official announcement on Monday sent shockwaves in the film industry. The duo, married for 20 years, had worked out the logistics before going public with the announcement. Four months ago, Arjun, 45, moved out of their sea-facing Bandra duplex, where they lived with their daughters, into a rented two-BHK owned by businessmanfriend Kishor Bajaj. Mehr and their two teenaged daughters continue to live in the duplex, and the arrangement is expected to continue till the divorce comes through next year.



Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe toured the Jaffna, Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts to review the progress of development activitiess. He held discussions with the public representatives and officials on expediting the development drive.


TISL calls for MP Interest Register/Registry

In the aftermath of the revelations about Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera receiving money from a Company controlled by primary dealer Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Owner Arjun Aloysius, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) reiterated the call for the need to introduce and maintain a register or registry containing the interests of MPs and other public representatives as an important step towards preventing corruption.


Southern schools reopen today

Schools and pre-schools that were closed during the past few days owing to the prevailing influenza epidemic in the Southern Province on the instructions of Southern Province Minister of Education Chandima Rasaputra, will reopen from today.


54 monitoring MPs get Rs 200,000 a month

The Ministry of Lands and Parliamentary Affairs said the Government was never into paying any stipend for Parliamentarians who work for the Government, adding that a monthly sum of Rs 200,000 was being paid to 54 MPs who carry out monitoring activities of their respective Ministries.

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