Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

22 Dec, 2018 | 10:38 am

COLOMBO (News 1st)

1. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced that prices of petrol and diesel will be reduced with effect from midnight yesterday.

The prices are as follows;

  • Price of 92 octane Petrol reduced by Rs 10 (New price Rs 125)
  • Price of 95 octane Petrol reduced by Rs 10 (New price Rs 149)
  • Price of Auto Diesel reduced by Rs 5 (New price Rs 101)
  • Price of Super Diesel reduced by Rs 10 (New price Rs 121)

2. The President is to chair a meeting each month to inquire into the progress made into the investigations regarding the Bond Scam.

3. The vote on Account of Rs. 1,765 Billion to cover the expenditures of the first four months of 2019 was passed in Parliament with a majority of votes yesterday (December 21).

4. IP Neomal Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotics Bureau has been transferred to the Police Field Force Headquarters with immediate effect.

5. Seven men were arrested by Police while excavating for treasure inside the Adiyagala Forest Reserve.

6. A Major of the Sri Lanka Army was arrested in Anuradhapura for the transportation of Cannabis.

7. United States Naval ship USS “Rushmore” arrived at the port of Colombo yesterday (December 21), on a goodwill visit.

8. Three non-cabinet ministers, 7 deputy ministers, and 17 state ministers were sworn in at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (December 21).

9. A stock of unlicensed liquor valued at Rs. 500,000 was taken into police custody in Ella, Bandarawela.

10. Over 1400 drunk drivers have been arrested during a 3 day islandwide raid this festive season.




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