The Day Brief of December 06,2017

1. Cabinet decides to import rice and coconuts

2. In response to IGP Pujith Jayasundara’s admission that the Police failed in Gintota, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake says that the Police did not

3. British High Commission in Colombo says that Lord Naseby’s recent statement in the House of Lords pertaining to accountability issues in Sri Lanka, does not reflect UK’s stand

4. A new record for Sri Lanka Cricket: Nine Sri Lankan ODI players travelling to India, ordered to disembark from flight to New Delhi as Sports Minister had not approved the squad: Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara says list came too late: SLC Chairman Thilanga Sumathipala unavailable for comment

5. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna kicks off Local Government Election campaign with massive rally at Badulla

6. Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya says he will not revise the electricity charges or impose power cuts

7. Another massive supplementary estimate of Rs.11 billion to meet costly rent of Agriculture Ministry and other expenses: Includes Rs. 9 million to rehabilitate beggars and Rs. 30 million to construct memorial for Ven. Maduluwe Sobitha Thera

8. Deputy Minister of Petroleum Anoma Gamage says Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has to pay USD 1,140 million to Bank of Ceylon, USD 842 million to Peoples’ Bank, and USD 251 million to Iranian Oil Company: Interest Paid in from 2015 upto now – Rs.35 billion

9. Meteorology Department says more rain likely although the expected cyclone may have missed Sri Lanka

10. Sri Lanka reeling in 3rd Cricket Test against India in New Delhi: facing yet another defeat

Have an accountable Wednesday

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