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by Staff Writer 26-03-2019 | 7:35 AM
COLOMBO (News 1st) -

Your Tuesday morning brief

  1. Five persons including a former Deputy Central Bank Governor and Geoffrey Aloysius, Chairman of Perpetual Treasuries Ltd who were arrested in connection to the Central Bank Bond Scam were remanded until April 5, 2019.
  2. It has been over 6 months since the revelation of an attempt to transfer a large amount of money into a different account, intended for Sri Lanka Cricket for broadcasting rights.
  3. The Director of Public Utilities Commission, Nalin Edrisinghe noted that the CEB has not sought permission from the PUCSL to implement power cuts and requested the consumers to inform the commission on power cuts they experienced until March 18, 2019, as the commission expects to take legal ation against the CEB.
  4.  Namal Rajapaksa noted that the current government had adopted economic policies not practically applicable to rural areas.
  5.  Wimal Weerawansa noted that Sri Lanka is at the top of the Europe Union's illegal money list.
  6. The landslide that occurred in the garbage dump in Gohagoda, Katugastota is far from over and authorities turn a blind eye.
  7. The prosecution and defence in the case filed at the Colombo High Court against former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake for preparing forged documents have agreed to resolve the matter.
  8. The Presidential Commission appointed to investigate allegations of fraud and corruption at state institutions over the past four years commenced yesterday by examining the evidence against the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
  9. A bus toppled down a precipice in the Mahawanguwa area in Walapane claiming the life of 2 and injuring over sixty.
  10. The value of the drugs seized from the Iranian vessel is estimated to be over Rs. 1072mn.

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