The Day Brief of December 4, 2017

1. Hundreds of sea snakes surface in Batticoloa: area residents claim that the same phenomenon occurred just before the Tsunami in 2004

2. Joint Opposition slams door on SLFP: SLPP of the Pohottuwa symbol finalizing nominations: Maiden rally of SLPP today at Badulla: Minister Susil Premajayanth says SLFP still not given up on uniting with Joint Opposition

3. Storm death toll rises to 14: over 100,000 still affected

4. Another massive storm expected tomorrow

5. More State Asset sales: Hilton and Grand Hyatt divestments receive Cabinet approval

6. PM Wickremesinghe says Local Government Elections will be held on 10th February 2018: Elections Commission yet to announce dates: Arumugam Thondaman and Prabha Ganeshan get together for the Polls

7. November inflation at elevated levels: Minister Champika Ranawaka says inflation due to crop devastation and high coconut prices

8. Moragahakanda Power Generation and Hydro Project started under the Rajapaksa administration commissioned by President Sirisena who says the project was his cherished dream: 25 MW of electricity added to National Grid

9. Maha season paddy cultivation begins with rain water: but, Amparai farmers say no fertilizer

10. Exit of major telecom operators feared due to loss from imposition of the Tower Tax on nearly 6,750 towers used by 5 mobile operators: decommisioning of loss-making towers likely: internet penetration to be adversely affected

Have a calm Monday

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