Written by Staff Writer

30 Aug, 2019 | 6:41 am

COLOMBO (News 1st):-

Your Friday Morning Brief

1. A special traffic plan will be in effect from tomorrow (August 31) till the 10th of next month in Bambalapitiya due to an international conference that is due to be held near the Bambalapitiya railway station.

2. A very strange meeting for ambassadors was held at Minster Ravi Karunanayake’s residence last night (August 29). The ambassadors who had left the premises with the unexpected arrival of the Prime Minister state that the invitation extended without a valid reason is a disrepute for their countries.

3. “I will refuse to engage in politics in palaces and I will not be a president who is maintained by your tax money” – Deputy Leader of the UNP Sajith Premadasa speaks at the opening of the 264th model village.

4. Minister of Power and Energy, Ravi Karunanayake has been summoned the Colombo Chief Magistrate to appear before the CID citing the fact that he was accused of providing false evidence during the investigations into the bond scam.

5. The Yala National Park will remain closed from the 01st of September to the 31st of October due to the prevailing dry weather while all national parks will remain closed from the 13th – 15th of September due to an islandwide wild elephant survey.

6. The Department of Agriculture states that a decision has been taken to import 70,000 metric tonnes of corn to the country due to a low harvest.

7. The Department of Meteorology states that rainfall of over 100mm could be expected in the Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces and certain areas in the Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Matara districts.

8. National Dengue Eradication Unit Community Specialist Dr Prashila Samaraweera states that the highest number of dengue cases, which is 8808, has been reported from the district of Colombo.

9. Shameer Rasooldeen, General Manager of A.F. Jones was named as the Executive of the Year at the 42nd annual convention of The Capital Maharaja Organisation Limited held yesterday (August 29).

10. Security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir have been accused of carrying out beatings and torture in the wake of the government’s decision to strip the region of its autonomy.


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