A warrant was reissued for the arrest of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran over the Central Bank treasury bond scam.The court was told that steps are being taken to obtain an Interpol red notice to arrest Mahendran. Meanwhile Perpetual Treasuries head Arjun Aloysius and Chief Executive Officer Kasun Palisena have been further remanded till April 12 by the Fort Magistrate over the scam. (Colombo Gazette)
As a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming Euro Mine Expo to be held in Skellefteå, Sweden, 10–12 June, Atlas Copco will be presenting some of its latest and exciting new products. The new Scooptram ST18 loader will be on display together with a new simulator for underground LHDs, the latest control system RCS 5, as well as a new automation system. Designed to match Atlas Copco’s successful 60 t capacity mine truck, Minetruck MT6020, the ST18 has a unique bucket design which tests show gives considerably better muckpile penetration.“The optimised bucket gives a faster loading cycle and that means more tonnes per month,” comments Ben Thompson, Product Manager at Atlas Copco. “It also offers great improvements for the operator, not least in terms of the extra legroom provided by the unique Atlas Copco Footbox.“Good legroom should not be underestimated. Operators who have tested the Scooptram ST18 cite the new Footbox as one of the reasons why the loader enables them to work longer shifts,” Thompson points out. “Not only that, they confirm that the view from the cab is best-in-class, even when reversing, thanks to the loader’s sloping bodywork and shorter frame structure.”At Euro Mine Expo the new loader will be available for anyone who wants to try out the new Footbox or examine the unique bucket design. Visitors will also be able to find out how it feels to drive the new loader under realistic conditions by using the simulator located in the demo-arena.