The Day Brief of December 09, 2017

1. Hambantota Port handed over to Chinese company with 25 year tax holiday

2. Railway strike continues for third day: Government declares railways as an essential service

3. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he did not have any discussions about getting together with the SLFP when President Sirisena met him at a wedding

4. Protests commence against the privatisation of State Banks

5. Committee on Public Accounts calls for Central Bank report on Employees Provident Fund’s Bond purchases from the secondary market

6. Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thero asks why the so-called international community which meddles in Sri Lanka’s affairs, remains silent on the Treasury Bond Scam: faults JO for not exploiting the revelations made by Lord Naseby

7. IMF urges Central Bank to maintain tight monetary policy: interest rate increases likely

8. Minister Harin Fernando says he got 200,000 votes, but couldn’t give a single job: as a result, he is now getting knocks on his head

9. PM Wickremesinghe says, he will import more food, if necessary

10. Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero says the PM has invited Priests to Temple Trees and given bribes: Ven. Galagama Dhammaransi Thero says PM slings mud at Mahinda Rajapaksa even during religious ceremonies

Have a “bribe-free” and holy Saturday

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