EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Written by Staff Writer

17 May, 2019 | 6:30 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

Your Friday Morning Brief

  1. Minister of Foreign Affairs Thilak Marapana met with the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday (May 16).
  2. Prime Minister attempting to use April 21st attacks to push his counter-terrorism bill – MP Sunil Handunetti.
  3. Motion of No Confidence against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
  4. OIC of the Wellampitiya Police files a complaint with the Judicial Service Commission against the decision taken to grant bail to nine workers of the Wellampitiya copper factory linked to the terror attacks.
  5. Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake urges the general public to have faith in the armed forces.
  6. 762 prisoners are due to be granted the Presidential pardon and released in line with the Vesak Poya.
  7. A Palestinian national (46), arrested from Tennekumbura, Kandy for remaining in the country without a valid visa.
  8. A police inspector who was found guilty under four separate indictments, including accepting a bribe, was sentenced to four years of rigorous imprisonment and was fined Rs. 20,000.
  9. COPE to investigate Batticaloa campus
  10. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam notes that there are no plans to delay the grade 5 scholarship, Ordinary level or Advanced level examinations.

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