Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Written by Staff Writer

30 Aug, 2018 | 9:24 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

1. An immediate inquiry will be held in connection to the death of a toddler who was admitted to the Galaha Hospital for treatment on 28 August.

2. Former Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapska provided a statement to the Presidential Commission of inquiry into irregularities at the Sri Lankan Airlines, Sri Lanka Catering and Mihin Lanka yesterday (Aug 29).

3. Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane met with the Acting Foreign Minister, Lakshman Kiriella yesterday (Aug 29) to discuss about the third Phase of the Central Expressway, development of the North and East Container Terminals at the Colombo Port, development of the BIA and other development projects.

4. The Cabinet of Ministers have decided to liquidate the functions of the National Wealth Corporation Limited and NatWealth Securities Limited which were established under the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund.

5. The mother of notorious underworld heroine smuggler “Keselwatte Dinuk” was arrested for the possession of 02 grams of heroin yesterday (Aug 29).

6. Lieutenant Commander, Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi of the Sri Lanka Navy who was arrested in connection to the abduction and forced disappearance of 11 youth was further remanded till the 12th September by Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

7. A majority of the contracts to print school text books had been awarded to the private sector based on a cabinet decision to companies that quoted the lowest possible price.

8. A group of SLTB employees and private bus employees attached to the Tangalle Depot launched a strike action with effect from Tuesday (Aug 28).

9. The customs officials attached to the BIA arrested three foreigners yesterday (Aug 29) including two women that had attempted to smuggle a stock of gems illegally into the country.

10. Tea planters say that the raw tea leaf which had been priced above Rs. 100 a few months back have now declined to Rs. 80 in some areas.


1. Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said on Wednesday (August 29) he has resigned from the Scottish National Party, which he led for two decades, days after allegations of sexual misconduct became publicly known.

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