Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Written by Staff Writer

27 Aug, 2018 | 10:56 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

1. The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has announced that gas prices remain unchanged. The announcement was made in response to the false reports that gas prices had been increased by Rs.158.

2. A new insurance scheme is to be introduced in order to pay for partial and full damages sustained by fishing boats while at sea.

3. Results of the 2018 Advanced Level Examination could be delayed due to the prevailing shortage of teachers to evaluate answer scripts.

4. Shooting in the Jumma junction in Maligawatte claims the life of a 30-year-old woman.

5. The Government incurred a sum of Rs. 21.2 million for the creation of the delimitation report that was rejected by parliament on Friday (August 24).

6. Five individuals have been arrested for printing of counterfeit currency in Lunawa, Moratuwa.

7. A reduction of foreign investments in comparison to the last year have been pointed out by Economic analysts. The frequent protests have been cited as the basic reason to hinder investments in such a manner.

8. Two people died in a motor accident that took place near the Koswetiya temple along the Ratnapura – Embilipitiya road.

9. The final Randoli perahera of the historic temple of the sacred tooth relic concluded on the 25th August.

10. Government to allocate a sum of Rs. 1600 mn for the upgrading process of the Palali airport.


1. A video gamer had killed two people and wounded several others yesterday (August 26) when he had opened fire with a handgun at a tournament that was being streamed online from a restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida.


1. Sri Lanka lost another hope of bagging a medal, as Kalinga Kumarage failed to claim victory in the men’s 400m track event yesterday (August 26) at the Asian Games 2018.

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