Sri Lankan reported missing during pilgrimage to India

A Sri Lankan national, Wrad Stewan Ratnayaka (78), has been reported missing in Andhra Pradesh, during a pilgrimage to Bhopal, The Hindu newspaper reported.Based on the complaint lodged by Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission, the Government Railway Police (GRP) registered a case and have launched a search for Stewan. The team boarded Tamil Nadu Express on October 15 and occupied their reserved seats. The train reached Vijayawada the next day around 4.30 a.m., and when it halted at Warangal in Telangana, they found that  Stewan was missing. Speaking to The Hindu on Tuesday, GRP Vijayawada Inspector T. Srinivas Reddy said the railway police registered a “man missing” case and launched a search for the senior citizen.“We scanned the CCTV footages at Chennai Central station and noticed that Mr. Stewan entered into the station on October 15. But, there are no footages of him boarding the train. Tamil Nadu Express reached Vijayawada around 4.30 a.m. the next day and halted on Platform No. 10. We could not trace the movements of the missing person on the platform. Except Ratyanaka, all the devotees returned to Sri Lanka a couple of days ago,” said Srinivas Reddy. (Colombo Gazette) According to Wrad Nishanta Ratyanaka, son of Stewan Ratnayaka of Udugampola in Sri Lanka, about 125 devotees went on a 15-day pilgrimage to different places in India. They boarded the flight at Colombo Airport and reached Chennai. read more

Exintern sues MaryKate and Ashley Olsens company says she worked 50hour weeks

NEW YORK, N.Y. – A former intern has sued Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s licensing and manufacturing company, saying she worked 50 hours a week but wasn’t paid.Shahista Lalani filed a class-action lawsuit against Dualstar Entertainment Group in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court.Lalani says she worked from May to September 2012. The Daily News reports the lawsuit claims interns were misclassified as exempt from minimum wage requirements.Lalani says her responsibilities included inputting data into spreadsheets, doing errands for paid employees, cutting patterns, photocopying and sewing.A spokeswoman tells the Post the company wasn’t aware of the lawsuit and declined to comment further.The 29-year-old twins founded the company when they were 6. Among other things, it makes videos, books, cosmetics and clothes.Lalani’s attorney didn’t respond to requests for comment from the News. Ex-intern sues Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company, says she worked 50-hour weeks without pay FILE – In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, Mary-Kate Olsen, left, and Ashley Olsen attend the 2014 World of Children Awards at 583 Park Avenue, in New York. Shahista Lalani, a former intern, has sued the Olsen twins’ licensing and manufacturing company, saying she worked 50 hours a week but wasn’t paid. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Aug 11, 2015 8:12 am MDT Last Updated Aug 11, 2015 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more