Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Written by Lethonkie Fernando

31 Oct, 2018 | 9:27 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

1. Amidst the current political crisis, the Colombo Stock Exchange continued to make steady gains with the all-share price index closing up yesterday (October 30) at 5964.32.

2. A massive protest was staged by the United National Party opposite the Temple Trees in Colombo yesterday (October 30). Leaders of the UNP and the UNFF joined the rally.

3. 12 Secretaries appointed for cabinet ministries took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (October 30).

4. The central committee meeting of the SLFP will convene tomorrow (November 01) headed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

5. Making an announcement yesterday (October 30), MP Dullas Alahapperuma stated that the fuel price formula that kicks off on the 10th of every month will be inactive in the future.

6. In a special letter addressed to the President yesterday (October 30), Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has requested the parliament to be convened.

7. According to a report on the Hindu Newspaper, President Maithripala Sirisena has justified his move to sack Wickremesinghe, claiming that it had public backing all the way.

8. The reason for the downfall of the UNP is none other than Former Minister Malik Samarawickrama stated Azath Salley at a press briefing held yesterday (October 30).

9. Three men were arrested for breaking into a State Bank in Mattegoda and stealing cash and jewellery worth over Rs. 50 million. The stolen goods were also seized from among their possession.

10. A request was made by the president in a meeting with the trade union activists of both the SLFP and the UPFA, to ensure law and order in all state organizations amidst the current political crisis.

INTERNATIONAL

1. Protesters lined the streets in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Tuesday (October 30) as U.S. President Donald Trump paid a brief visit to the city’s Tree of Life synagogue where a shooter opened fire and killed 11 congregants.

SPORTS

1. In a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly has expressed concern over the functioning of the Indian cricket board in the recent past.

 

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