SLC holds urgent meeting over sex scandal

Due to the serious nature of the media reports the Disciplinary Committee has been tasked to forward their findings on the said matter latest by Monday 27th August 2012, the cricket board statement said. Sri Lanka Cricket also said it regrets the undue publicity which has been created. The Executive Committee having taken all the circumstances into account has decided to hand over the matter to their Disciplinary Committee for immediate inquiry and report, following which subsequent action as deemed necessary will be taken. The Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had an urgent meeting today (Saturday) in relation to various print media reports over a sex scandal at the SLC head office.A statement by the board said that Sri Lanka Cricket takes serious note of the allegations which also tarnishes the good image and the reputation of Sri Lanka Cricket. “SLC as an institution shall not condone any such acts of misconduct if proven correct, and will take all steps which are necessary to bring the culprits to book. On the contrary, if such allegations are found to be false, SLC will also take steps to ensure that such persons who made these allegations are brought before the Disciplinary Committee for appropriate action,” the cricket board said. read more

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European exports fuel commercial vehicle production in 2016

Commercial vehicle manufacturing stable in 2016, with -0.6% decline in volume.Production for export drives output, as demand rises 16.2%.Vast majority of exports destined for Europe, accounting for 94.7% of overseas demand. British commercial vehicle manufacturing remained broadly steady in 2016, with a small -0.6% decline, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. 93,924 vans, trucks, buses and coaches were built in Britain last year, driven by booming foreign demand.The number of CVs produced for export grew 16.2%, accounting for 58.4% of production and the largest proportion in seven years1. Europe remained by far the sector’s top trading partner, with 94.7% of commercial vehicle exports destined for customers on the continent, followed by Asia, which took 3.2%.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,With Europe accounting for more than nine out of every 10 commercial vehicles we export,  it is clear that maintaining a beneficial trading relationship with the EU is critical. Safeguarding tariff- and impediment-free trade, for both vehicles and components, will be critical to the future strength of our important commercial vehicle manufacturing industry. In 2009 77.5% of commercial vehicle production was for export.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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