The Minister said that a complaint was lodged with the police over the incident.The Kotagala organizer of NWU, identified as Kumar, was also stabbed in the Hatton Town while he was leaving home after lodging a complaint with the police. He has been admitted to the Glendon hospital, in Hatton.(Colombo Gazette) CWC leader Minister Arumugam Thondaman however denied the claims. He said that his supporters were attacked. Nuwara Eliya was tense this evening with the Kotagala organiser of the National Workers Union (NWU) being stabbed just minutes after supporters of the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and NWU, both constituent parties of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) clashed in what the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) termed as the most serious pre-election related violence in the area so far.CaFFE said that 14 vehicles had been damaged and several individuals were injured in the clashes this evening. MPs P Digambaram and P Rajadurei (NWU) were traveling to Hatton from Nuwara Eliya in a convoy of vehicles when supporters of Minister Arumugam Thondaman attacked them, CaFFE claimed. Rajadurei, who recently resigned from the CWC, joined the NWU yesterday. MP P Digambaram Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/DEGA-VOISE-CUT-HATTON-RANJITH.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Minister Arumugam Thondaman Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/thondaman-voise-cut-3-hatton-ranjith.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
Shaft Sinkers Holdings, the international shaft sinking and underground construction group, has announces that its subsidiary company, Shaft Sinkers Kazakhstan, has been selected as the preferred bidder in a public tender for Kazchrome JSC. The project award, valued at approximately $75 million, is subject to the negotiation and conclusion of a contract scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2013.The project entails the sinking of the Skipovaya vertical shaft to access a ferrochrome ore-body at the Donskoy ore processing plant in the Aktujbinsk region, Kazakhstan. The scope of work includes the sinking and lining of an 8 m-diameter skip shaft to a final depth of 1,453 m. Kazchrome manufactures, supplies, and exports ferroalloys to steelmakers in the Americas, Europe, and Central and South-East Asia. Shaft Sinkers Chief Executive Alon Davidov stated: “We are very pleased to be selected as the preferred bidder on this project as it is in line with our diversification strategy. This project introduces the Group to a new client and country as well as increasing our commodity basket with ferrochrome.”