Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Written by Staff Writer

04 Oct, 2018 | 10:09 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

1. The ‘fuel price formula’ will be released to the public in the Cabinet media brief next week.

2. The cabinet has approved two proposals to construct 4000 bridges at the rural level by the Dutch and Belgian governments.

3. Crime on the rise: Within the past two days; An individual was shot in a forest reserve, a body of a 12-year-old girl found in Dadalle beach, Two suspects of the Tangalle shooting were arrested and two other individuals were arrested while in possession of two unlicensed firearms.

4. K.A.S Peiris, the former Deputy Sports Director of the Sports Development Department says the timing of ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit investigation is suspicious, given that the Sri Lankan team is about face England in a bilateral series.

5. The terms of six provincial councils are set to expire by the end of this month. To date, there are five provincial councils that have ended its terms and currently under the control of governors.

6. 414 bundles of counterfeit notes amounting to over Rs. 400,000 were found in Kurunegala. The printed notes had a face value of Rs. 50,000 and was similar to the Rs. 5000 note.

7. The Fort Magistrate’s Court reissued an open warrant for the arrest of Jaliya Wickramasuriya, the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States of America.

8. The Department of Examinations confirmed that results of the grade five Scholarship examination will be released on the 5th of October, 2018.

9. The Association of Unemployed Graduates says that employment opportunities are yet to be granted to over 10,000 graduates who are qualified through the teaching exams.

10. Families living near the Great Western Estate in Thalawakale have been evacuated to safer areas over concerns of possible landslides.

INTERNATIONAL

1. The US visa lottery has started to raffle off 50,000 green cards. The countries which are not eligible are: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except Northern Ireland), and Vietnam.

SPORTS

1. The International Cricket Council has begun investigations into allegations of corruption at Sri Lanka Cricket. General Manager of the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit Alex Marshall and his team are currently in Sri Lanka to conduct the investigation.

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