EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Written by Staff Writer

09 May, 2019 | 8:49 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

Your Thursday Morning Brief

 

  1. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had warned of a major global threat from foreign fighters fleeing the defeated Daesh terrorist organisation and declared that stopping them travelling should be a high global priority.
  2. The Daily Mirror stated that in Section 121 of the Penal Code of Sri Lanka, it clearly states that “Whoever wages war against the Government of any Power in alliance or at peace with the Republic, shall be punished with imprisonment”.
  3. The Supreme Court ordered to issue notice on former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to appear in court on May 21st.
  4.  Several weapons including swords were discovered in a well adjacent to a mosque in close proximity to the Kettarama stadium, in Maligawatte, Colombo.
  5. Rear Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne was appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy with effect from May 4th 2019, by the President.
  6. Two individuals were arrested with 1116 military uniforms (camouflage) by the Seeduwa Police Division during a search operation.
  7. A 24-year-old drug dealer was sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court yesterday.
  8. A total of 48 foreigners without valid visas have been deported from the country by the Immigration and Emigration Department.
  9. An individual was arrested for attempting to bribe the Horowapathana Police OIC to release a member of the banned NTJ Organization.
  10. A total of 174 detonators were discovered from a plot of land in the Moragahahena area.

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