The Day Brief of December 14, 2017

1. Constitution making process continues unabated notwithstanding various assurances: Debate on six sub-committees to be followed by final report to Constitutional Assembly

2. Nominations for 93 Local bodies close today: Polls date to be announced today

3. Government threatens to file action against those who sell coconuts at prices over Rs.75 each

4. MP M A Sumanthiran says that the Tamil National Alliance does not accept that Buddhism must be considered as the foremost religion

5. Train strike ends with Railways, Education and Health services being converted to closed services

6. PM Wickremesinghe says women will be assured of a better future under a UNP-led Government: accuses a Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman of having”affairs” with “around” 100 women

7. Sri Lanka beaten badly in 2nd ODI: Indian captain Rohit Sharma smashes double hundred

8. Restraining order by Court of Appeal on Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga on hearing case against Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, extended till February 2, 2018

9. Rupee ends weaker: Stocks hit near 8-month closing low: Moody’s maintains B1 rating with “Negative” outlook

10. Another great achievement for Sri Lanka: Bottle-shaped, 72-metre high steel-and-metal contraption with lights constructed by Ports Authority workers under Minister Arjuna Ranatunga’s supervision, enters Guinness World Records as “world’s largest artificial Christmas tree”

Have a “record-setting” Thursday

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