Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Written by Devuni Goonewardene

14 Sep, 2018 | 7:11 am

COLOMBO (News 1st)

  1. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa meets with the Indian Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi, Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and several others from the Indian Congress Party.
  2. The Central Bank has decided to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of irregularities in terms of Central Banks bonds and the Employees Provident Fund.
  3. SLC CEO Ashley De Silva revealed that an employee of former SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala had been part of the Finance Division of the SLC during the attempted fraud of transferring money to an offshore Mexican account.
  4. The Trade Unions of the Petroleum Corporation allege that the government has plans to enter into a partnership with India with regard to the Oil Tanks in Trincomalee’s China Bay.
  5. Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake states that Arjuna Mahendran will be repatriated soon as the CID has issued warrants against him.
  6. The Governor of the Western Provincial Council terminates the deal by the Western Provincial Council to purchase chairs, each costing over Rs. 600,000.
  7. Evidence in court yesterday (September 13) revealed that 102 vouchers for cash to be given to third parties by W.M.Mendis and Co. Ltd. from Perpetual Treasuries Ltd. were destroyed under the instruction of the CEO of W.M.Mendis and Co. Ltd.
  8. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said a cabinet paper has been presented for the cultivation of hemp also known as cannabis, for Ayurvedic Medicinal purposes.
  9. Dr. Subramanian Swamy, a senior leader of the Indian Bharatiya Janatha Party, tweets regarding former President Mahinda Rajapaksa becoming the next president of Sri Lanka.

INTERNATIONAL

  1. Apple led a rebound in technology shares and boosted all three major U.S. stock indexes on Thursday (September 13), while trade worries eased after China welcomed new talks with the United States.

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