The Day Brief of November 24, 2017

1. Joint Opposition submits No Confidence Motion against Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha over failure to conduct the LG polls: UNP back-benchers tell Mustapha to resign

2. Over 11,200 army deserters receive legal discharge

3. Joint Opposition MP for Polonaruwa District Roshan Ranasinghe receives death threats: vehicle attacked; suspicion raised about office being set on fire

4. PM Wickremesinghe attends conference in New Delhi immediately after giving evidence at the Bond Comm and says there must be good governance in Cyberspace

5. Former Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal responds to Minister Kabir Hashim’s allegation that Rs.700 million is “missing” from the Commonwealth Games bid company: says all accounts have been under the purview of the Secretary, Ministry of Sports: audited by internationally reputed auditors: the Minister’s claims are totally untrue

6. Special Projects Minister says Ceylon Petroleum Corporation very badly managed: undesirables appointed to management: purchases of oil from ‘fly-by-night’ (ඇහින්දාස්) suppliers: reeking with corruption

7. Sixteen year old girl complains of rape by a Police Officer in Tangalle

8. State Minister Dilip Wedarachchi says SLFP is trying to postpone elections because it is frightened

9. UPFA General Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says President Sirisena is not frightened of allegations made by some Ministers

10. Posters appear country-wide that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is not frightened
Have a fear-free Friday

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