The Day Brief of December 08, 2017

  1. President Sirisena gives yet another extension to the Bond Comm:original completion date was 27th April 2017, and new completion date is 31st December 2017.
  2. IMF approves latest disbursement bringing loans disbursed so far to USD 760 million: says teaxes imposed is on target so far, but more to do: stresses that “greater exchange rate flexibility” meaning “more depreciation of Rupee” is needed.
  3. Former MP Sajith de Vaas Gunawardena fined Rs.1000 for failing to declare assets and liabilities that year.
  4. Former Navy Media Spokesman who had made many vital terrorist detections, and 6 others further remanded until 11th January 2018.
  5. Train strike continues and postal train service also stops: Goverment Surveyors report “sick” for second consecutive day.
  6. F0rmer President Maithripala Sirisena meet at a wedding where they were the attesting witnesses.
  7. Prisson Reform Ministry says that 80 prisoners and remandees have escaped from custody in the first 9 months of 2017.
  8. Political activist Arun Tambimuttu says Sri Lankan Tamils are victims of Global Tamil aspirations.
  9. UNDP says corruption has a catastrophic impact on societies: According to Transparency International’s Corruption Rankings of all countries, in 2014, Sri Lanka was ranked as 85th, but by 2017 under the “good governance” government. ranking had crashed to 95th.
  10. National Movement for a “Just Society” Convenor Prof. Sarath Wijesooriya offers formula for governance: “Even if SLFP and UNP contest seperately, they must govern the state together.

    Have a logical Friday

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