Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Written by Staff Writer

01 Nov, 2018 | 9:25 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

1. Slumping to a record low, the rupee further depreciated to 176.25 against the US dollar yesterday (October 31).

2. In an advisory Department of Meteorology has requested coastal communities to be vigilant due to forecasted wind speeds of about 70-80 kmph in the sea areas off the coast extending from Trincomalee to Colombo

3. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed duties as the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs yesterday (October 31).

4. In a letter addressed to the speaker, Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya has stated that he will refrain from expressing his views on the current political situation of the country due to his role under the provisions of the constitution.

5. The Central Committee of the SLFP is scheduled to convene at 7.00 pm today (November 01).

6. The number of human skeletons recovered in the Mannar mass grave have risen to 207.

7. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in his meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena requested the latter to reconvene parliament before the 16th of November.

8. Two police constables attached to the Galewela police station were hospitalized after being assaulted in an attempt to arrest two suspects.

9. The UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Hanaa Singer called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (October 31).

10. Two suspects have been arrested at the BIA for attempting to smuggle 14,500 cigarettes and 72 cigarette cartons into the country.


1. With the suspension of a thirteen-year jail term, Former President of Maldives Mohommad Nasheed is set to fly back to Maldives today (November 01). News 1st journalist Ramesh Irugalbandara will be covering the former President’s arrival live as it happens and when it happens.


1. Play was suspended in the tour match between England and Sri Lanka Board XI side after 20-year-old Pathum Nissanka sustained a blow to the head.  However, the match that resumed later had ended in a draw.




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