The Day Brief of November 22, 2017

1. SLFP praises PM Wickremesinghe for appearing before the Bond Comm to give “evidence”

2. MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage says if it is the Prime Minister who advises the Attorney General and advises to remand MPs, it is a serious threat to democracy

3. STF officers provide protection for Galaboda Gnanasara Thero to preach the Dhamma at Aluthgama

4. IGP Pujith Jayasuriya says Police was helpless in Gintota, Galle incident since Police/Public Coordination Units were ineffective

5. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says there is a plan of the government to arrest Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the next few days

6. State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe whose name was revealed at the Bond Comm as having 62 telephone conversations with Arjuna Aloysius while the COPE inquiry was on-going, says he is disappointed with President Sirisena; asks why there are no Commissions set up to probe Ship, Spectrum, Advertising and MIG deals

7. Another Minister whose name transpired at the Bond Comm, Kabir Hashim calls for Commission to be set up to probe the Commonwealth Games bid; says Rs.700 million is “missing”

8. Inflation soars to 8.8% in October

9. Board of Investment Chairman says majority of foreign investments this year is because existing investors are expanding

10. Marked increase in road accidents in 2016: 39,199 accidents and 3,017 deaths
Have a non-revengeful Wednesday

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