Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Everything You Need To Know Today

Written by Lethonkie Fernando

27 Nov, 2018 | 9:10 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

1. Parliament is due to convene at 1.00 pm today (November 27). The public gallery and all other viewing galleries will be closed at parliamentary sessions today.

2. Chief Justice Nalin Perera appointed a 07 member bench yesterday (November 26) to examine the petitions filed challenging the gazette notification to dissolve parliament.

3. Railway Trade Unions stated that the strike launched by the train drivers following an attack by an unknown group of people will continue. The train drivers have now refrained from the transportation of fuel.

4. Labourers attached to Tea Estates across a number of districts including Matale, Nuwara Eliya and Kandy launched a token strike yesterday (November 26) demanding their daily wage to be increased up to Rs. 1000.

5. Two members connected to organised crimes were killed in a shootout that took place with the Police STF in Kottawa last night (November 26).

6. Former Chairman of the National Savings Bank Pradeep Kariyawasam was given a suspended prison sentence and was also fined Rs. 300,000 yesterday (November 26).

7. All tuition classes, seminars and workshops for candidates sitting for the G.C.E. O/L examination this year will be prohibited from midnight today (November 27).

8. A third youth aged 17 was arrested this morning (November 27) in connection to the murder of a 19-year-old boy that took place on Saturday (November 24) in Matara.

Another suspect of the murder that took place near a tuition class on Saturday (November 24) in Matara was arrested this morning (November 27).

9. The water supply for several areas in the Kaluthara district will be disrupted for 15 hours from 8.30 am today (November 27).

10. US Space agency NASA has sucessfully landed a new robot named the “insight robot” to study the interior of the planet Mars.


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