1. Deputy Minister and Member of UNP Foot-note team, Ajith P. Perera says Government losing credibility over corruption; Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake says human smugglers are assisted by corrupt immigration officials
2. National Movement for Social Justice Convenor Professor Sarath Wijesuriya denies that he received USD funds from NGOs
3. Sub-committee report finds that Petrol Crisis was caused by failure to maintain Buffer Stocks; Cabinet finds Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga at fault
4. Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake’s unoccupied rented building costs the state Rs.24.7 million in rent, and Rs.1.7 million in electricity, monthly
5.International Rating Agency Fitch says Sri Lanka’s Budget keeps to IMF Plan, but that Debt to GDP ratio will rise further in 2017
6. Avant Garde sues Navy for forcibly taking over their arms when their vessel was anchored at Galle Port
7. Commissioner of Examinations removed from post
8. Spate of 8 suicides by hanging over the past 3 days: includes a newlywed couple and an 8-year student
9. Muttiah Muralitharan expresses reservations whether new Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe will be given a free hand to coach the Sri Lanka cricket team
10. Another anxious Sri Lankan Airlines landing: Flight from Colombo flies towards Mumbai for 2 hours and returns to Colombo due to “technical failure”

Have a technically-sound Wednesday