Day of Brief November 19,2017

1. President Sirisena meets PM Wickremesinghe and several UNP Cabinet Ministers, without any SLFP Ministers
2. PM to give evidence at Bond Comm tomorrow; AG Jayantha Jayasuriya to lead evidence; the two main Prosecutors during the 8 month inquiry, Dappula de Livera and Yasantha Kodagoda to stand down
3. Bond revelations, budget proposals widen cracks within Unity Government
4. Contravesy in Galle Fort; several Govt institutions ordered to move out
5. Speaker to seek legal opinion on conduct of 4 COPE Members who were conversing with Arjuna Aloysius while the Bond inquiry was on-going; UNP says release of phone records of COPE members constitute a breach of privilege of MPs
6. Government to buy at least 70,000 hybrid and electric cars in new green-drive
7. Law and Order Minister says tense situation in Galle involving two communities now under control; National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa says government trying to divert public attention by arousing communal violence
8. Minister Sagala Ratna says Sri Lanka has sought help from foreign governments to arrest underworld godfathers living abroad
9. Petroleum Ministry says State Institutions owe Rs.62 billion to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation
10. Some of our Diplomats have found themselves retirement centres says President Sirisena
Have a relaxed Sunday

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