Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Everything you need to know today

Written by Staff Writer

25 Jan, 2019 | 6:00 am

COLOMBO (News1st) :

  1. Attorney for Arjun Aloysius, the beneficial owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited, filed a request with the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court to name the Central Bank’s Senior Deputy Governor Nandalal Weerasinghe and Retired Deputy Governor Ananda Silva as suspects linked to the bond scam case, citing that it is a recommendation of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry as well.

  2. COPE presented another report to parliament on Thursday(January 24) relating to the performance of 17 state institutions, including Sri Lankan Airlines between the time frame from the 1st of July to the 30th September 2017. The report revealed that many state institutions are running at a loss.

  3. Chairman of COPE JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunetti speaking in Parliament on Thursday (Jan 24), requested that the proceedings of COPE and COPA be opened for the media. He added this should be done so the committees carry out the work in an accountable and transparent manner.

  4. Quoting the US Embassy, the Daily Mirror newspaper reported that the US Navy will perform a transfer operation to move cargo between planes at the BIA from 21st to the 29th of January. The matter was raised in Parliament as well.

  5. President Maithripala Sirisena met with the President of Singapore Halimah Yacob on Thursday (January 24) at “The Istana.” Their discussions were focused on strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.

  6. Five Indian fishing trawlers apprehended by Sri Lanka Navy due to trespassing and illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters were turned over to India by the Navy in coordination with the Coast Guard Department on Thursday.

  7. Police investigators believe the 95kg of Heroin seized on Tuesday (January 22) in Colpetty originated from Turkmenistan. The investigation has led to two Turkmenistan nationals who Police believe are the masterminds of the operation.

  8. The leader of the National Freedom Front MP Wimal Weerawansa filed an appeal with the Supreme Court on Thursday (January 24) seeking to quash the ruling of the Colombo Commercial High Court delivered against him on the book, “Netta Wenuwata Etta “.

  9. Construction of 17 roads located in several parts of the Kegalle district including Deraniyagala, Bulathkohupitiya, Dehiowita, and Yatiyanthota have been stopped for almost a year.

  10. US National Security Adviser John Bolton notes that the Trump administration is trying to cut Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro’s revenue streams. The comments come one day after Maduro cut diplomatic ties with the US, after the US recognized opposition figure, Juan Guaidó, as interim president.


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