Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Written by Staff Writer

17 Oct, 2018 | 9:34 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

1. President Maithripala Sirisena has requested the Finance Ministry to develop a report on non-essential items that could be restricted from importation.

2. The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) warned that the threat of landslides occurring in Newwaligama along the Balangoda – Maskeliya main road remains. A team from Colombo will be deployed to survey the area.

3. Due to a poor harvest of vegetables as a result of the adverse weather, the prices of vegetables at the Dambulla Economic Centre continues to rapidly rise.

4. Two committees were appointed for the restructuring process of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party at the special meeting of the Central Committee held yesterday (October 16).

5. Over 7000 cases of Tuberculosis have been reported year to date.

6. A passenger from Australia with jewellery valued at Rs. 6.5 Mn was arrested at the BIA by customs officials.

7. Deputy Minister of Law and Order, Nalin Bandara said 2,360 people have died from motor traffic accidents so far in the year.

8. The Death sentence was passed on two individuals found guilty for the possession of over 122g of Heroin by Colombo High Court Judge, Vikum Kaluarachchi yesterday (October 16). The duo had been arrested in 2005 in Mirihana.

9. The Department of Meteorology stated that there is an increasing chance of afternoon thundershowers across the island today (October 17).

10. Police Sergeant, Sanath Gunawardene interdicted following his aggressive behaviour in public objecting against the release of a seized lorry transporting sand was granted a sum of Rs. 1 Million by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (October 16).


1. YouTube that had created errors worldwide early today (October 17) has now been restored. The video-sharing website saw a massive service disruption across the northeastern United States, as well as parts of West and East Coasts.


1. Former Sri Lankan Cricket captain Sanath Jayasuriya has emphasised of his “integrity and transparency” in response to being charged by the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit.





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