Duminda cant remember

Parliamentarian Duminda Silva says he cannot remember the shooting incident in Mulleriyawa last October in which presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was killed.The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) said it had recorded a statement from Silva who is receiving treatment at a hospital in Singapore. The CID informed court today on the statement it had recorded from the MP who is the main suspect in the shooting incident.Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra was killed last October when his convoy came face to face with Duminda Silva and his bodyguards on the road in Mulleriyawa. read more

Its official – new car prices are still falling after two years

Today’s announcement from the Alliance and Leicester makes good reading for consumers as we approach the end of what many expect to be a record year for new car registrations.On average, the price paid by the consumer for their new cars in September was 3.1 per cent down on last year. However, that figure does not tell the full story. A&L’s own figures show that prices have fallen each month for more than two years, despite a host of new and innovative products being launched by the motor industry with higher specifications and longer warranties on many existing models.The biggest drop came in the small cars segment, down 14.7 per cent. Small cars currently feature in five of the top 10 places for the best selling cars January – September 2001, highlighting the fierce competition in this segment in the UK marketplace.Commenting on the figures, SMMT Chief Executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘This indicates the motor industry’s commitment to supply excellent products with outstanding value. Since A&L started this monthly index, we have seen new cars become greener, safer, more recyclable and better specified than ever before. Certainly this year’s registration figures would indicate that consumers know they are on to a good thing with UK dealers’.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more