The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) revised the parking fee rates in city limits from first of January, a senior official said.
According to the gazette notification issued by the CMC the parking fees for a motor Bicycle per hour would remain the same at Rs 20 while the fee for a three wheeler has been revised from Rs 20 to Rs 40 per hour.
For a Motor Car or a Dual Purpose Vehicle it has gone up to Rs. 70 from Rs 50.
Rs. 100 would be charged for a Bus, Motor Coach, Motor Lorry, Light and Heavy Motor Lorries for an hour. Previously the charge was Rs 70.
The school vans, buses as well as staff service vans and buses will be charged Rs 600, 100, 1200 and 2000 respectively per month.
Parking fee will be effective every day of the month except for public holidays.Parking Fee is applicable from 6.00 am to 12.00 noon. Nevertheless, parking fees will also be implemented to those who park near hospital areas from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm, according the Gazette notification
A separate schedule has been gazette regarding late fees for which vehicles are parked in an unlawful manner. The fee charges are set up if the late fee payment is made within 24 hours from the time of issuance of late fee notice.
The late fees for the vehicles which were parked in an unlawful manner would be Rs. 40 and 60 for Motor bicycle and Tricycle respectively. The late fee payment for a Motor car and Dual purpose vehicle would be Rs 100 and 150 accordingly.
The charges of late fees for buses, Motor coaches, light and heavy motor lorries would be charged Rs 150 while School and Staff Service Van would be charged Rs 100 while 150 will be charged for a School or Staff Service Bus per hour.
In addition, if the necessary payments are not made within 24 hours from the time of issuance of late fee notice, the past due fee would be charged according to that a fee of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 1500 would be charged for Motor Bicycle and Tricycle respectively.
For a Motor Car or a Dual Purpose Vehicle it would be Rs. 1500 and Rs. 3600 will be charged for a Bus, Motor Coach, Motor Lorry, Light and Heavy Motor Lorries. Rs. 2500 will be charged for a School or Staff Service Van plus, Rs. 3600 will be allocated for a School or Staff Service Bus.
14 yrs. pass since brutal murder of Lasantha Wickrematunga
Today (08) marks 14 years since the brutal murder of senior journalist – Lasantha Wickrematunga.
Paying tribute to her father, Ahimsa Wickrematunga had Tweeted, “I will fight for you till the end.”
Mr. Wickrematunge was brutally murdered in 2009 in broad daylight while he was on his way to work. Despite surgery, Mr. Wickremetunga succumbed to his wounds and his killers are still at large.
(Pics- Ravindra Puspakumara)
Norochcholai’s first generator added to the National Grid
The first generator of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant has been added to the National Grid once again.
The Ceylon Electricity Board said the first generator was added to the grid around 10:15 last night (7).
The generator was shut down on the 23rd of December last year.
The CEB said the generator was shut down to manage the coal stocks and for maintenance purposes.
India hands over 75 buses to SL
Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka – Mr. Gopal Baglay had handed over 75 buses to Transport minister – Bandula Gunawardena to be used in the Sri Lanka Transport Board.
500 buses are being supplied to Sri Lanka through Indian assistance towards strengthening public transport infrastructure.