The Day Brief of December 1, 2017.

1.The storm that the Meteorology Department said would not occur, claims 7 lives: the department now says heavy rains, strong winds, and rough seas during the next 12 hours: all schools in Western, Central, Southern and Uva Provinces closed

2. Accu Weather says a newly formed cyclonic storm and second brewing tropical threat will combine and lead to flooding and mudslides next week

3. PM Wickremesinghe says 84 “private” bond issues which are “similar to pyramid schemes” during last regime will be probed: Report on the Bond Scam under the PM’s watch that has caused losses of over Rs.1,000 billion, due to be released next week

4. Local Government Minister Faizer Mustafa informs Parliament that all 6 petitioners against the Delimitation Gazette in the case popularly referred to as “Mustafa vs Mustafa” action, had agreed to withdraw the petitions following discussions with him

5. Local Government Elections now possible to be held in 301 Local Authorities

6. Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva praises Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa for his efforts to beautify Colombo

7. Following Lord Naseby’s statement in the House of Lords, Geneva based UNHRC says Resolution 30/1 could be re-visited

8. Deputy Minister of Wildlife Wasantha Senanayake says he made his complaints and statements to the CID in the case involving the elephants at Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero’s temple, based on the instructions of the Police or the Attorney General’s Department

9. By commemorating the Mahaveer Day, the Tamil people of the North have shown they have no fear and that they are rising again, says Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C V Vigneshwaran

10. President Sirisena conferred with Honorary Citizenship of Seoul Metropolitan Government: President Sirisena says it is a great honour

Have an honourable Friday

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