Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

26 Sep, 2018 | 9:02 am

COLOMBO (News 1st)

1. “I request the world to look at my country with a fresh perspective” – President Maithripala Sirisena addresses the 73rd UNGA.

2. The United States pledges to provide an Rs. 80 billion grant to Sri Lanka for several development projects.

3. Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka visited the Criminal Investigations Department on Tuesday (September 25) to provide a statement over the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr.

4. The National Police Commission informs the IGP to submit recommendations for the post of DIG in charge of the Terrorism Investigation Division.

5. Former OIC of the Police Narcotic Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa who was remanded over the Welikada Prison Riots granted bail by the Court of Appeal.

6. Health minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne has informed Heath Secretary B. G. S Gunathilaka to suspend the payment of salaries to doctors and nurses who have been transferred and have failed to report to their duties so far.

7. President Maithripala Sirisena’s former Chief of Staff K. Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka who were remanded for accepting a Rs. 20 million bribe granted bail on Tuesday (September 25).

8. Locals in Madurapitiya, Mirigama charge their crops are being destroyed due to the construction activities of the second phase of the Central Expressway.

9. Opposition MP’s of the Southern Provincial council voiced their objections on Tuesday (September 25), against the depreciation of the rupee and the increasing prices of fuel & gas.

10. Rs. 10,000 compensation for the families that have been affected owing to the prevailing weather conditions.

INTERNATIONAL

1. Iran arrested 22 people in connection with a deadly attack on a military parade in the southern city of Ahvaz.

SPORTS

1. Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year for 2018, while Orlando Pride’s Brazil forward Marta won the women’s award at a ceremony on Monday (September 24).

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