Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Written by Staff Writer

09 Oct, 2018 | 8:55 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

1. Issuing a weather advisory the Department of Meteorology stated yesterday (October 08) that the present weather conditions will worsen over the coming days.

2. MP Vijeyakala Maheswaran who was arrested yesterday (October 09) by the Police Organized Crimes Division was later released on a surety bail of Rs. 500,000.

3.DIG Nalaka De Silva and Director of the Anti- Corruption movement, Namal Kumara were barred from traveling overseas without obtaining the prior approval from the courts.

4. Colombo Chief Magistrate announced yesterday (October 08) that Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake cannot be named as a suspect in the case filed against him for committing perjury.

5. The Appropriation bill specifying the allocation of state funds for the respective ministries will be presented in parliament today (October 09).

6. As part of his 2-day official tour to Seychelles, President Maithripala Sirisena is due to meet the vice president of Seychelles, Vincent Meriton today (October 09).

7. The Cost of Living Committee has granted the authority to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to decide a price control of Rs. 100 for sugar.

8. The pressure of water supply to the suburbs of Colombo is due to drop as a result of maintenance work at the Ambathale water purification plant.

9. The Colombo Municipal Council has paid a sum of Rs. 100 million to the Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLRDC) to collect waste from the suburbs of Colombo.

10. Over 15,000 people have registered for the electronic payment system of the highway within one year.


1. Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer, pioneers in adopting an economic theory to take better account of environmental issues and technological progress, shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday (October 8).


1. Three cities in Senegal will host the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday (October 8).


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