Italy and Sri Lanka renew driving license agreement

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Rome together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, the Motor Traffic Department in Italy and Sri Lankan Motor Traffic authorities renewed the Bilateral Agreement for Mutual Recognition of Driving Licenses between Italy and Sri Lanka.The formal exchange of Notes took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome between Daya Pelpola, Ambassador and Ugo Astuto Principal Director for the Countries of Asia and Oceania. The Agreement will enter into force within the first quarter of 2017. The Driving License Agreement facilitates for the conversion of valid Driving Licences of those who have obtained permanent residency in the respective counties. This is a mechanism which the Sri Lankan community in Italy was eagerly awaiting, given the advantage it would have for their job prospects and the possibility of future self-employment. So far over 11,000 Sri Lankans have benefited from this Agreement. read more

Body found in freezer is identified as missing mother of three

“I would appeal for anyone who knew MJ and may have information about what happened to her and in particular her association with the address in Vandrome Road where she was found to come forward.”Did you see her just before or maybe even after she was reported missing? What was she doing? who was she with?”Police were called to a in Vandome Close, Canning Town, last Friday following concerns for the welfare of a male resident.When officers managed to gain entry the flat they made the grim discovery.Police said the property where the bodies were found was known to be frequented by drug users and transient members of the local community who moved from address to address.Zarhid Younis, 34, of Vandome Close, has been charged with preventing the lawful and decent burials of two dead bodies and is due to appear before Kingston Crown Court on 29 May.A 50-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday, 29 April, has been released under investigation. Police are continuing to investigate the grim discovery Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Police are continuing to investigate the grim discoveryCredit:PA Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding said: “We are now confident that one of the females found is MJ. As you can imagine, this is a devastating time for her family and we would ask for their privacy to be respected.“MJ was reported missing in May 2018. As yet we don’t know when she died; a post-mortem examination is ongoing. One of the bodies found in a freezer in a flat in east London has been identified as, mother of three, Mihrican Mustafa.The 38-year-old had been missing for a year when her remains were found alongside the body of another woman in a chest freezer in a property in the Canning Town area.Detectives are still working to establish the identity of the other dead woman and have still not established how they both died.Post mortems have begun but police said it could be several days before they are concluded.Miss Mustafa, who was also known as MJ, was reported missing to police in Newham on 10 May 2018.Family members said she was heading for the shops when she went missing and only had £3 in her pocket and her mobile phone.Because she was a registered missing person, the Metropolitan Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. read more