The Day Brief of December 6, 2018

1. Much awaited Fertilizer ship due 2 days ago, fails to arrive: new expected arrival date is Monday, 8th January: Farmers in utter distress

2. Former COPE Chairman D E W Gunasekera says that the UNP leadership must take blame for the Bond Scam

3. National Freedom Front leader and Joint Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa says the Joint Opposition will move a Motion of No-confidence against PM Wickramasinghe

4. Tamil Tiger financiers to stand trial in Switzerland: none in Sri Lanka

5. Suspension of Primary Dealer licence of Perpetual Treasuries extended by further 6 months

6. Action on President Sirisena’s Bond Comm statement starts: Central Bank commences forensic audit on the Treasury Bond issues from 2008 to 2014: No action yet on the main recommendations pertaining to the Bond Scam, including action against Ravi Karunanayake and Arjuna Mahendran

7. Legendary cricketer Kumar Sangakkara and his wife share a Rs.3.8 million dessert at a Nuwara Eliya hotel: says no one paid for it

8. PM Wickremesinghe says Government owned retailer, Sathosa will play major role in deciding commodity prices: previously, the Government had divested Sathosa saying it had no role to play

9. Electricity Board engineers warn of electricity crisis in March and April: likely to purchase high cost electricity from diesel-generation plants

10. Elections Commission Chief says no campaigning allowed at places of worship: only prayers

Have a prayerful Saturday

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