Written by Lethonkie Fernando
24 Sep, 2018 | 10:46 am
COLOMBO (News 1st) –
1. The 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is scheduled to begin today (September 24) at the UN headquarters at NewYork.
2. Estate workers of Thalawakale launched a protest yesterday (September 23) demanding an increase in daily wages.
3. Economic experts point out that the prices of imported goods would increase due to the rapid depreciation of the Sri Lanka Rupee against the US dollar.
4. Several people that had sought medication from the Nuwara Eliya hospital encountered issues related to their vision after the hospital officials had administered an injection used for eye diseases.
5. Three suspects arrested yesterday (September 24) for the possession of a foreign firearm and 29 different varieties of ammunition. They were arrested from Pallewela, Banduragoda, Bokalagama, and Kaleliya.
6. New members to the constitutional council is to be appointed next week
7. 25 youth arrested yesterday (September 23) for the possession of illegal narcotics along the Hatton – Nuwara Eliya road.
8. In an unfortunate incident, a 13-year-old had died after falling off a building. He had met with this untimely death in an attempt to catch pigeons atop the roof of a building.
9. Sri Lanka to host the South Asian Youth Summit 2018.
10. 10,000 prefabricated homes are to be constructed to withstand natural disasters. Rs. 253 million is to be spent on the construction of 1,170 houses as the first phase of the project.
1. Ibrahim Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party declares victory in the Maldivian Presidential election
1. Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews has stepped down from the ODI captaincy following just 10 months after resuming his duties as captain. Sri Lanka cricket announced last night that Dinesh Chandimal has been appointed as the new captain.
2. Tiger Woods won his first title since 2013 when he captured the Tour Championship by two strokes in Atlanta on Sunday (September 23) and proved to the golf world that he is far from done.
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