EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Written by Lethonkie Fernando

01 Nov, 2019 | 6:53 am

Colombo (News 1st)

Your Friday Morning Brief

1. The postal ballot of the Presidential elections enters its second day today (November 1). The number of postal voters deemed eligible to place their votes this year exceeds 600,000.

2. The wildlife monitoring officers are due to commence a work-to-rule trade union action in protest of issues regarding their incentives and benefits.

3. The National Election Commission states that all people who are currently residing overseas and who wish to come to Sri Lanka to place their votes for the upcoming Presidential election will have to submit their passport for identification purposes.

4. Uva Province Governor Maithri Gunaratne has advised the provincial commissioner to seal all tuition classes that are not on par with the required standards. This decision has been taken due to the rise in the dengue epidemic in the area.

5. Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa are due to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today (November 1) in support of his Presidential run.

6. The MOU to establish the Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Alliance; a coalition formed by the SLFP and the SLPP was signed at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in Colombo. The event was chaired by Presidential Candidate of the SLPP Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

7. The presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front Sajith Premadasa unveiled his manifesto titled ‘Sajith’s Revolution’ to the general public yesterday (October 31).

8. Issuing a media release the Finance Ministry says that the MCC agreement drafted with the consent of the Attorney General will be presented before parliament. The release adds that the AG is of the opinion that the agreement is in order and has no legal impediment for execution.

9. Colombo Additional Magistrate Shalani Perera has issued a warrant for the arrest of Professor Ananda Samarasekara, the former Chief JMO of Colombo for failing to appear in court over the Wasim Thajudeen homicide case.

10. The National Coordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence, Manjula Gajanayake states that the total cost of two leading Presidential candidates for promotional activities on printed and electronic media have exceeded Rs. 750 mn. The remaining 33 candidates had only spent Rs 2 mn in total.

 

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