Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Written by Staff Writer

06 Aug, 2018 | 10:31 am

COLOMBO (News 1st)

1. Party in Wadduwa yesterday (August 05)

  • Three people dead
  • One patient in ICU
  • Over 1000 people attended

2. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera comments on the post of opposition leader

  • Decision to be made today
  • Candidates are Dinesh Gunawardena

3. A-Level exams begin today (August 06)

  • 321,469 candidates at 2,267 centres
  • Steps implemented to deactivate mobile phones used for cheating

4. Registration of SAITM students for the KDU starts today (August 06)

  • Course fee to be enrolled for the degree unaffordable
  • Top 3 A-level students unable to afford course fees
  • Parents forward petitions to the President for reliefs.

5. Iranaimadhu Airfield in the Kilinochchi district to be developed into a Domestic Airport

  • Part of the plan to develop areas from Point Pedro to Dondra

6. CID begins fraud at Anuradhapura Municipal Council.

  • Fraud of Rs.3,087,000
  • Involves councilors of Anuradhapura Municipal Council


1.82 people dead due to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Lombok Island of Indonesia yesterday. (August 05)

– 82 people dead
-7.0 magnitude earthquake
-Second earthquake to hit Indonesia within a week.

2. Secretary of State of the US Michael Richard Pompeo announced yesterday (August 05) to provide nearly US$300 million in security assistance to help improve relationships across the Indo-Pacific Region including Sri Lanka.



1. South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 78 runs in the third one-day international match in Pallekelle to establish a lead of 3-0






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