Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Written by Staff Writer

31 Aug, 2018 | 8:34 am

COLOMBO (News 1st)

1. The Attorney General’s Department informed the court that legal measures have been taken to extradite fugitive Arjuna Mahendran to Sri Lanka from Singapore.

2. BIMSTEC Summit began in Nepal Yesterday (August 30). President Maithripala Sirisena is currently in Nepal to participate in the summit.

3. Former Parliamentarian Sajin De Vaas Gunawardena arrived at the CID attached to the PCoI investigating SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering, and Mihin Lanka to provide a statement.

4. The Defence Seminar organized by the Sri Lanka Army for the 8th consecutive time, commenced in Colombo on Thursday (August 30).

5. Statistics issued by the Ministry of Education state that 433 schools have not received a single application for grade one students.

6. Anil Parakrama Samarasekera, Parliament Sergeant-at-Arms’ retired from service on Wednesday (August 29).

7. The Advanced Technological Institute (ATI) in Labuduwa, Galle has been temporarily closed till Monday (September 03) due to a clash between engineering and IT students of the institute.

8. An individual was injured in a shooting in the Jumma Masjid Road in Maligawatta yesterday (August 30).

9. The Ministry of Education has decided to double the number of scholarships awarded to high performers of the Grade five scholarship exam.

10. The Education Ministry states that 37 schools, functioning as paper marking centers for the G.C.E. A/L examination, are scheduled to start their third term on the 06th of September, while the other schools will begin on Monday (September 3).


1. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the body fails to change the way it treats America.


1. Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapha states that the International Cricket Council has given the Sri Lanka Cricket Board time till the 9th of February 2019, to conduct its elections.

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