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Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (23.10.2017) NEWS*
1. Kotte Sangha Sabha headed by Chancellor Professor  Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera says that Constitution making now is not timely
2. TNA and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan tells UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff that all persons arrested under the PTA must be released now
3. Businessman who threatened Bond whistle-blower Anika Wijesuriya to be arrested shortly
4. President Sirisena to make yet another announcement today about the Government's stand on SAITM
5. After the discovery that the 'Swan' Party Chairman was a foreign national, Election Commission to now probe citizenship of office bearers of all Parties
6. Minister of Wildlife Gamini Jayawickrema Perera says it is best to allow nature to resolve human-animal conflicts
7. Soldiers deployed to clean up Sri Pada garbage collapse
8. MP Dinesh Gunawardena of the Joint Opposition complains to the Commonwealth Parliamentarians Association about the unjust arrest of JO MPs who participated at the Hambantota Airport Sale Protest
9. Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha says more Pradeshiya Sabhas will be established in the Nuwara Eliya district
10. Sri Lanka Cricket Board vows to go ahead with Pakistan tour notwithstanding ongoing concerns about security
*Have a conflict-free Monday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (24.10.2017) NEWS*
1. Bar Association expresses grave concerns over proposed Constitutional changes: notes that proposed changes have the effect of converting Unitary character of the state to a Federal structure
2. UN rapporteur Pablo de Greiff expected to submit recommendations for transitional justice after his 14 day visit to Sri Lanka
3. Bond Comm's term to be extended by further 6 weeks by the President: PM's office says PM furnished clarifications to the Bond Comm 
4. Underworld gangster killed in gun battle between a group of supporters of Minister John Amaratunga and Police STF commandos: Minister Amaratunga denies any knowledge
5. Government's stand on SAITM postponed yet again; President Sirisena says government stance will be revealed within the next 2 or 3 days
6. Colombo Municipal Commissioner V K Aruna says that CMC will have to hire a venue such as BMICH to conduct it's sessions if the number of members increases to 110 from the current 52
7. Nationwide Inflation shoots up to near double digits: records 8.6% in September
8. Prime Minister says he would meet the Mahanayaka Theras once the main framework of the new Constitution is completed
9. Corruption Watchdog Organisation says that the increase in interest cost to the people due to the Bond Scam was Rs 200 billion
10. Sri Lanka ODI Cricket suffers 3rd series whitewash and 12th consecutive loss in match against Pakistan in Sharjah
*Have a sporty Tuesday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (25.10.2017) NEWS*
1. The Government now announces that Local Government elections would be held in January 2018: Polls chief still silent
2. Flyover repairs on Colombo-Kandy Road at snail's pace
3. Another letter signed by over 100 high level Members of the Buddhist clergy requesting the discontinuance of the Constitution making process, sent to President and PM 
4. Joint Opposition MP says that LTTE diaspora is attempting to push its agenda through the proposed new Constitution
5. Foreign Secretary Prasad Kariyawasam says Sri Lanka-UN relationship is now at its best
6. Minister John Seneviratne says although those in government claim that the SLFP is gaining, when they visit the villages it is quite different
7. Treasure hunters damage centuries-old Buddha statue in Galle
8. Sri Lanka to get USD 73 million from Saudi Fund for Development
9. Think tank highlights serious lapses in country's budget process and says fate of 51% of 2017 budget promises unknown
10. Two Senior Ministers in a major effort to save 2 underworld gangsters suspected of murders, robbery and extortion
*Have a well-protected Wednesday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (27.10.2017) NEWS*
1. Northern Province tense: massive protests and demonstrations in Jaffna, Mullativu,  and many other cities: no court orders to stop protests and no arrests reported
2. Bond Comm to recommence sittings on 2nd November: Central Bank Public Debt official Pathmanathan seeks order from Supreme Court not to interdict him or indict him in relation to Bond scam
3. Large number of  Ministers accompany President Sirisena on his visit to diplomatically-isolated Qatar
4. Foreign Ministry Official says that Government won't act on Lord Naseby's statement which stated that the casualties at the final stages of the war was not 40,000 but 8,000
5. Former Darusman panel member Yasmin Sooka wants 25 senior security forces officers to be arrested if and when  they travel abroad
6. Sri Lanka imports 73,138 metric tons of fish valued at Rs 23,026 Million in the first 8 months of 2017
7. Banks minimum capital increased by 100% to Rs 20 billion by 2020; small banks given choice to merge or raise new capital
8. SLFP General Secretary deleted Dissanayake says if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is an obstacle, the SLFP will put him aside and move forward; in the meantime, 2,167 out of 2,332 (93%) former SLFP Pradeshiya Sabha members want to contest under Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ticket
9. Sports Minister Jayasekara denies ordering the team to use witchcraft to win test series against Pakistan; Sri Lanka crashes to heavy defeat in first T20 match against Pakistan and maintains pathetic losing trend; top officials carry on regardless
10. "Nutritious meals for school children is my dream" says Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyavasam
*Have a nutritious Friday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (28.10.2017) NEWS*
1. US aircraft carrier Nimitz, the flagship of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, together with 6 attack ships arrive at Colombo Port: the first time an aircraft carrier has docked in Sri Lanka since 1985
2. President Sirisena orders to temporarily suspend issuing of licences to transport cattle 
3. British Government shelves Report which shows that Sri Lankan security forces have not committed war crimes during the last stages of the war
4. Gazette notice in relation to Local Government elections likely to be issued next week
5. Smart Identification Card launched by the Department of Registration of Persons
6. PM Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka Ports should co-operate more with South Indian states
7. Sri Lanka's economy has strengthened under Yahapalana government says PM Wickremesinghe
8. National Professionals Front Chairman Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya says new Constitution would break up country into 9 pieces, and that professionals cannot permit country to be destroyed before our children's eyes
9. Mother, two sons and daughter found dead from poisoning in Jaffna: brother says she was in acute debt and money lenders had troubled her: husband alleged to have committed suicide earlier due to debt problems
10. Big Onion farmers threaten suicide unless their cultivation loans are written off by one-half by the government
*Have a tolerant Saturday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (29.10.2017) NEWS*
1. PM Wickremesinghe says that Sri Lanka could work in cooperation with Southern Indian states and take the GDP to USD 1,000 billion in 10 years: GDP in 2014 was USD 79.3 billion and by 2016 it had increased to USD 81.3 billion
2. Sri Lanka to use funds received to pay compensation to Sri Lankans who lost jobs in Kuwait, but remaining unpaid amounting Rs 3.2 billion to start Migrant Worker Pension Scheme
3. Qatar Airways to begin talks with SriLankan Airlines about a partnership arrangement: Head of Qatar Airways reported to have said previously that SriLankan Airlines needs a good "hair-cut"
4. BOI allows Indian company to set up a footwear factory in Negombo at a investment of US 269,581only: Local industries displeased
5. Over 50% of the capital expenditure of Rs 610 billion allocated from the 2017 budget, not utilised
6. New regulations promulgated to ban extraction of toddy from coconut trees: ban expected to greatly impact Southern and Western regions where many are employed as toddy tappers
7. Tourist Hotels Association President Sanath Ukwatte says hotel industry needs additional 250,000 workers by 2025 to supplement current workforce of 350,000
8. Crisis in Lankan hotels likely to worsen in winter season: Room rates lower than in war period
9. UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff makes recommendations for reconciliation: Set up hybrid courts, remove security forces from the North, and rehabilitate LTTE graveyards
10. President Sirisena's son, Daham accompanies  him to Qatar and participates at the official banquet only
*Have a family-centred Sunday*


Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
Weak governance- not good governance


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (10.11.2017) NEWS*
1. Taxes to be collected from people and businesses to double from 2014 to 2018;
(Rupees billions): Income tax - 198 to 375; Tax on Goods and services - 616 to 1,239; Tax on external trade - 236 to 420; 
Total - 1,050 to 2.034
2. Wide-ranging new taxes imposed via Budget 2018 by Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera:
Import tax on diesel three wheelers;
Cellular tower levy;
Plastic resin tax; Volume excise duty; Sugar tax; Toddy and Liquor NBT; Luxury vehicle tax; 'Debt Repayment Levy'; Carbon tax on mobikes, cars and buses
3. Restrictions on land and condominium ownership by foreigners lifted; beer taxes reduced; Sports shoes tax removed; Electric cars duty reduced; Tax on cutting and polishing rough precious stones removed
4. Finance Minister hints at listing Bank of Ceylon and Peoples' Bank on stock market
5. UNP backbenchers want to question President Sirisena as to who found fault with him for appointing the Bond Comm
6. Ceylon Petroleum Corporation says petrol distribution will return to normal since they received a shipment of petrol from Dubai
7. Now-defunct Provincial Councils can't make payments without Chief Ministers' approval says former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal
8. Military expresses shock at Darusman Committee member and well-known LTTE sympathiser Yasmin Sooka's attacks on Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Major General Shavendra Silva and 58 division, alleging War crimes
9. Former Justice Minister Wijeyedasa Rajapakshe says racket in existence in UK to secure asylum for 'refugees' by falsely alleging rape and torture
10. Former Test cricketer Chandika Hathurusinghe set to be appointed as Sri Lanka's Coach
*Have a well-budgeted Friday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*2018.01.28 ප්‍රවෘත්ති*

1. "එජනිපෙනේ මන්ත්‍රීවරු 96 දෙනෙක් තමා සමග එකට සිට ගන්නේ නම් හෙට වුවත් ශ්‍රීලනිප රජයක් පිහිටවීමට තමා සූදානම්" යයි, වසර 3ක් තිස්සේ ඒකාබද්ධ විපක්ෂයේ මන්ත්‍රීවරුන්ට බරපතල දූෂණ චෝදනා එල්ල කරමින් සිටි ජනාධිපති සිරිසේන පලාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය එළඹෙන අභියස පවසයි

2. මුදල් විශුධිකරණය සහ ත්‍රස්තවාදී කටයුතු වලට මුදල් යෙදවෙන රටවල් අතරින් වඩාත්ම අවදානම් මට්ටමක පවතින රටවල් 11 අතරින් එකක් බවට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අන්තර් ජාතික මූල්‍ය කාර්ය සාධන බලකාය විසින් නම් කෙරේ: එවැනි රටවල් අතර උතුරු කොරියාව, ඉරාකය, ඉරානය, සිරියාව, ඉතියෝපියාව සහ යෙමෙන් යන රටවල්ද නම් කෙරේ

3. පර්පෙචුවල් ට්‍රෙෂරීස් සමාගමට සම්බන්ධ සමාගම් 28 ක බැංකු ගිණුම් මහ බැංකුවේ මූල්‍ය බුද්ධි අංශය විසින් තහනම් කෙරේ

4. අගමැති වික්‍රමසිංහගෙ උපදේශකයෙකු වන චරිත රත්වත්තේගේ සොහොයුරු සහ ශ්‍රී ලංකන් ගුවන් සමාගමේ ප්‍රධාන විධායක නිලධාරි වන සුරේන් රත්වත්තේගේ වැඩ, අධ්‍යක්ෂක මණ්ඩලය විසින් තහනම් කෙරේ

5. බැදුම්කර මගඩි වාර්තාව සහ බරපතළ දූෂණ සහ චෝදනා වාර්තාව පෙබරවාරි 8 වැනිදා පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ විවාදයට

6. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සමඟ අත්සන් කරන ලද නිදහස් වෙළඳ ගිවිසුම, සිංගපුරුවේ විශාල සහ කුඩා පරිමාණයේ සමාගම් වලට අතිශයින් වාසිදායක බව සිංගප්පූරුවේ ඇමති ලියාන්ග් එන්ග් හවා පවසයි

7. 2017 දී රටට ගලා ආ සෘජු විදේශීය ආයෝජනය වන ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් බිලියන 1.63ක අගය, 2014දී ගලා ආ ආයෝජනය වන ඇමරිකානු ඩොලර් බිලියන 1.61ක අගය යන්තමින් පසු කළායයි ආයෝජන මණ්ඩලය පවසයි: එසේ ගලා ආ විදේශීය ආයෝජනවලින් අති බහුතරයක් 2014දී ආරම්භ කළ ව්‍යපෘති හරහා යැයි විචාරකයෝ පෙන්වා දෙති

8. රට රැකගත හැකි එකම පක්ෂය පොහොට්ටුව සංකේතය යටතේ තරග කරන්නේ යැයි හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ පවසයි

9. නවක වේග පන්දු යවන ෂෙහාන් මධුෂංඛ කඩුලු ත්‍රිත්වයක් ගනිමින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව බංග්ලාදේශයට එරෙහිව තුන්කොන් සටනේ ජයග්‍රහණයට යොමු කරයි: ශ්‍රි ලංකා ක්‍රිකට් තරගයට නව බලාපොරොත්තුවක්

10. වර්තමානයේ ජාතික රජයක් නොපවතින නිසා කැබිනට් මණ්ඩලයේ සාමාජිකයින් 30 ඉක්මවීම නීති විරෝධී යැයි හිටපු අගවිනිසුරු සරත් එන් සිල්වා පවසයි: ඒ අනුව, සියලුම කැබිනට් තීරණ ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ අභියෝගයට ලක් කළ හැකැයිද කියයි

*ඔබට යාඥාවෙන්-පිරි ඉරිදාවක්*

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Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (29.01.2018) NEWS*

1. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says President Sirisena's proposal to form a government with the assistance of the Joint Opposition is yet another trick, being played in the face of a humiliating defeat for the Sirisena-led SLFP at the forthcoming election

2. The UNP-SLFP Government and the Ranil-Maithri relationship will be strengthened further after the Local Government elections says UNP Minister Lakshman Kiriella

3. India cannot allow Sri Lanka to turn towards China says Indian Army Commander Basin Ravathi

4. If the statement made by a TNA MP Shivashakthi Anandan that the Budget was passed after bribing several TNA MPs is true, the country is in a dangerous position says former Human Rights Commission Chairman Manohara de Silva

5. President Sirisena says he will stop the re-export of tea and pepper after the Local Government elections

6. Road from Galle Face Roundabout to the Old Parliament to be closed every morning from 7.00am to12 noon every day from 31 Jan to 3 Feb: traffic congestion expected to worsen

7. In the first four weeks of 2018, 4900 Dengue cases reported
8. Money Laundering case against disgraced Former Finance Minister MP Ravi Karunanayake which was dismissed on technical grounds as soon as the UNP-SLFP Government came to office, now likely to be re-filed

9. In view of the upcoming Local Government elections on 10th February, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa asks PM Wickremesinghe to advance the date of the Bond Scam Comm report to 7th February

10. Joint Opposition MP Sanath Nishantha says President Sirisena is a habitual liar: adds that President Sirisena is like a person who spins yarns at funerals to while away the time

*Have a truthful Monday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (30.01.2018) NEWS*
1. President Sirisena says he has been unable to develop the country because of corrupt politicians
2. PM Wickremesinghe says he provided a Port and an Airport for the South
3. Tea Board considers closing down 200 out of 700 tea factories in Sri  Lanka, which "fail to meet the sanitary standards" when producing tea
4. Nearly 3 years after the Bond Scam causing a loss of at least Rs.1 Trillion was brought to light, President Sirisena directs authorities to initiate law suits to "recover" bond sale losses
5. PM Wickremesinghe who is himself heavily criticised for his direct involvement and cover-up of the Bond Scam, says it would be proper for disgraced former Finance Minister and UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake to step down as the Assistant Leader of the UNP
6. Close confidant of PM Wickremesinghe, Minister Malik Samarawickrema says no one from the UNP is involved in the Bond Scam: also says UNP has not covered up anything: Former Minister Dr. Rajiva Wijesinha says UNP guilty of Bond Scam, both by commission and omission 
7. Media personnel protest against "Campaign for Free and Fair Elections", for making a complaint against media personnel at the Human Rights Commission over reporting on the "Badulla Principal made to kneel before the Chief Minister" incident
8. Transparency International cries foul over decision to convene Parliament on 8th February to debate the Bond Scam Comm report
9. SLFP Minister in the UNP-SLFP Government Susil Premajayath says the decision as to whether they will remain in the Government will be taken after the Local Government elections on 10th February
10. Doctors on strike today
*Have a healthy Tuesday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (01.02.2018) NEWS*
1. "Punishing the Bond Scam crooks has now become a joke to entertain the public" says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa: Deputy Minister in the UNP-SLFP Government and Footnote signatory MP Ajith P Perera says the Bond Scam Comm report has absolved the UNP and it's leader, PM Wickremesinghe
2. CaFFE Organisation Director Keerthi Tennakoon says the Bond Scam Masterminds are using disgraced former Finance Minister MP Ravi Karunanayake as the scapegoat: Joint Opposition MP Bandula Gunawardene says Ravi Karunanayake will be arrested before the elections and released soon after
3. President Sirisena says the scheduled Parliamentary Debate on the Bond Scam and PRECIFAC Reports is a gimmick
4. The suspension of Ravi Karunanayake as the Assistant Leader of the UNP is a desperate "damage control" measure ahead of the February 10 "referendum" says Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (Pohottuwa) Chairman Prof G L Pieris
5. Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne says former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be arrested soon after the Local Government elections on February 10: also says the current "battle" between President Sirisena and PM Wickremesinghe will end on February 10
6. President Sirisena who dissolved Parliament one day before the DEW Gunasekera COPE Report was presented to Parliament, says he created the clean Political culture to catch crooks
7. PM Wickremesinghe who has so far presented 6 Economic Way Forward Plans in 3 years, says no one else has plans about the future of the country
8. UNP Minister in the UNP-SLFP Government Lakshman Kiriella says PM Wickremesinghe will allocate funds only to Local Government bodies that are controlled by the UNP
9. November exports rise on low base of 2016, but Trade gap hits record high: worker remittances continue to decline: Sri Lanka's top conglomerate John Keells Holdings profits for 4th Quarter 2017 declines by 13%
10. Sneers and requests to be punctual greet PM Wickremesinghe at Galle Literary Festival
*Have a punctual Thursday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (04.02.2018) NEWS*
1. Newest sale of Public assets: President's House in Jaffna
2. PM Wickremesinghe says no one from the UNP is involved in the Bond Scam
3. Former Supreme Court judge Anil Gooneratne appointed to head the Commission to probe Sri Lankan Airlines and MihinLanka
4. Ven. Bellanwila Wimalaratna Thera dies after attack by temple tusker
5. Beleaguered former Finance Minister MP Ravi Karunanayake refuses to step down as Assistant Leader of the UNP
6. Polls violence continues, but at a low intensity
7. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says President Sirisena has placed the SLFP at the feet of the UNP
8. Secret talks among several MPs of the SLFP, UNP and the Joint Opposition to oust Ranil Wickremesinghe as the PM
9. Two City hotels up for sale
10. Sri Lanka celebrates 70 years of Independence today: representatives of the Colonial Masters, Prince Edward and Princess Sophie participate at the celebrations as the Chief Guests 
*Have an independent Sunday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (05.02.2018) NEWS*
1. Delivering the National Day speech, President Sirisena inadvertently refers to the day as the 30th anniversary of Independence, instead of the 70th: Members of former conqueror Great Britain's Royal Family, Prince Edward and Princess Sophie attend as Chief Guests at the national day parade
2. Suspects in the Bond Scam and Perpetual Treasuries owner and CEO, Arjuna Aloysius and Kasun Palisena arrested in a major media "live" drama: UNP Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam queries as to why the arrests were not done earlier
3. Anti-corruption activist Keerthi Tennakoon says the EPF loss in the Bond Scam was not Rs.8.5 billion as stated by the Bond Scam Commission, but a staggering Rs.26.0 billion
4. UNP Deputy Minister of Finance in the UNP-SLFP Government Eran Wickramaratne says the entire Treasury Bond issuing framework is highly corrupt: President Sirisena says financial regulations need to be revised urgently: foreign investors and rating agencies likely to be greatly concerned 
5. Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunge detained in Dubai while in transit to USA
6. Milinda Rajapaksa, youthful candidate from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (Pohottuwa) contesting for the Colombo Municipal Council laments that "Development has come to a stand-still under the UNP-SLFP coalition"
7. PM Wickremesinghe who stopped the Chinese Port City Project for over one year resulting in the country suffering a damages claim of USD148 million (Rs.23 billion) challenges former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to publicly admonish China
8. None of the ten great Warriors (දස මහා යෝධයෝ) of King Dutugemunu ate hoppers and betrayed him, says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
9. Popular Divaina (දිවයින) Journalist Shyam Nuwan Ganewatte's new book on the Bond Scam titled "කවුද හොරා?" (Who's the rogue?) to be released today
10. PM Wickremesinghe says he will stabilize the country and the economy after the 10th February
*Have a stable Monday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*2018.02.08 ප්‍රවෘත්ති*
1. එජාප-ශ්‍රිලනිප රජය විසින් පිහිටුවන ලද FCID ආයතනය නීති විරෝධී බවත්, එම ආයතනයෙන් කෙරෙන පරීක්ෂණ සහ අධිකරණට සහය වීමෙ ක්‍රියාමාර්ගයන් නීතියට පටහැනි බවත්, ජාත්‍යන්තර රාජ්‍ය නොවන සංවිධානයක් වන ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජුඩිශල් වොච් සංවිධානයේ අධ්‍යයනයකින් හෙළිවේ
2. පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය සඳහා දේශපාලන පක්ෂවලින් අවසාන පණිවිඩ: ශ්‍රිලනිපය සහ ඒජානිසය හොඳ අනාගතයක් බිහි කරනු ඇතැයි ජනාධිපති සිරිසේන පවසයි: රජය ශක්තිමත් කිරීමට ගමේ බලය එජාපයට දෙන්නැයි අගමැති වික්‍රමසිංහ කියයි: රට බේරා ගැනීමට සහ සංවර්ධනය කිරීමට පොහොට්ටුවට ජය ලබා දෙන්නයැයි හිටපු ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ ඉල්ලයි
3. වෛද්‍ය සිසුන්ට මහපොළ දීමනා අත්හිටුවේ: එම ගෙවීම් නොකළහොත් දෙමව්පියන් මාරාන්තික උපවාසයක යෙදෙන බව පවසති
4. ඉඩම් මංකොල්ලයක් හරහා එජාප සභාපති සහ ඇමැති මලික් සමරවික්‍රම රජයට විශාල පාඩුවක් සිදුකළේයැයි චෝදනාවක් කෝට්ටේ හිටපු නගරාධිපති අල්ලස් කොමිසමට පැමිණිල්ලක් කරයි
5. අවතැන්වූවන් වෙනුවෙන් වෙන්කොට ඇති මුදල් පිළිබඳව ජනාධිපති සිරිසේන ලබාදී ඇති තොරතුරු වැරදියයි, නැවත පදිංචිකිරීමේ ඇමති ඩී එම් ස්වාමිනාදන් පවසයි: තමාගේ ප්‍රකාශනය භාණ්ඩාගාරයේ එකඟත්වය යටතේ නිකුත් කරන බවද පවසයි
6. රටේ වත්කම් සහ ණය අතර පරස්පර විරෝධී තත්ත්වයක් ඇතැයි විගණාධිපති පවසයි: එම ප්‍රකාශනය නිසා, ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ණය ශ්‍රේණි මට්ටමට බලපෑමක් සිදුවිය හැකි අතර පොලී අනුපාතද ඉහළ නැගීමට ඉඩ ඇතැයි විචාරකයෝ පවසති 
7. විදේශ ඇමති තිලක් මාරපන විසින් වැඩ තහනම් කරන ලද බ්‍රිතාන්‍යයේ ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලයේ ඉහළ නිලධාරී බ්‍රිගේඩියර් ප්‍රියන්ත ප්‍රනාන්දු,  මහජන විරෝධය නිසා නැවත රාජකාරියේ යෙදවීමට ජනාධිපති සිරිසේන කටයුතු කරයි
8. ඉතා ගෞරවනීය සහ උගත් බෞද්ධ භික්ෂුවක් වන පූජ්‍ය බෙල්ලන්විල විමලරත්න තෙරගේ අවසාන කටයුතු අද
9. ශ්‍රී ලංකා රුපියලේ අගය ඇමරිකානු ඩොලරයට සාපේක්ෂව රුපියල් 156.36 දක්වා දැඩි ලෙස කඩා වැටේ: තවදුරටත් කඩාවැටීමේ ලකුණු
10. එජාප-ශ්‍රිලනිප යහපාලන රජය පිහිටුවීමට වාණිජ ඇමැති රිෂාඩ් බදියුදීන් විශාල මෙහෙවරක් ඉටු කළා යයි අගමැති වික්‍රමසිංහ පවසයි: අතීතයේදී ඓතිහාසික විල්පත්තු වනාන්තරයේ වාසය කළ පුද්ගලයින්ට තමන්ගේ "නිජ භූමි" නැවත ලබාගෙන "සාමාන්‍ය" ගොවිතැන් කටයුතුවල "සතුටින්" නිරතවීමට ඉඩ තිබිය යුතුයයිද පවසයි
*ඔබට "සාමාන්‍ය‍ය සහ සතුටුදායක" බ්‍රහස්පතින්දාවක්*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (10.02.2018) NEWS*
1. The Local Government Election that had been postponed for nearly 3 years by the UNP-SLFP Government with various excuses, to be held today: Elections Commission requests voters to take a valid ID when going to vote
2. In the face of the Central Bank asserting that the government debt figures compiled  by the Bank has been accepted by  the world, Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe calls for a "free and frank discussion on the national debt issue" following the local government elections
3. UNP candidate in Bulathsinhala enters houses and grabs polling cards: maverick UNP MP Palitha Thevarapperuma stages fast outside Bulathsinhala Police Station
4. The Buddhasasana Karyasadaka Mandalaya comprising 14 leading Buddhist priests and Presidents of 14 national level Buddhist organisations write and thank Lord Naseby for his comments in the House of Lords about the numbers who had died in the final stages of the conflict
5. Overseas investors and Foreign Correspondent Banks of local banks deeply concerned about Sri Lanka being added to EU's money-laundering countries blacklist: Government efforts to win the international community suffers major setback
6. Attorney General's Department objects to bail being granted to Perpetual Treasuries' Arjuna Aloysius and Kasun Palisena: Arjuna Mahendran and other Masterminds still at large
7. Former Minister of Justice Wijayadasa Rajapakshe says Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is in the forefront of protecting Buddhism in Sri Lanka
8. Galle District Medical Officer Nalin Wijesekera says the only animal species that gives milk from other species to its off-spring, is the human species 
9. Candidate who was attempting to "express his gratitude" to his supporters with 22 bottles of foreign liquor nabbed by Galgamuwa Pilice
10. PM Wickremesinghe inaugurates a taxi service which is aptly named "Drop me"
*Have a "picked-up" Saturday*

*2018.02.10 ප්‍රවෘත්ති*
1. වසර 3ක පමණ කාලයක් තිස්සේ එජාප-ශ්‍රිලනිප රජය විසින් විවිධ හේතූන් මත කල් දමන ලද පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණය අද පැවැත්වේ: ඡන්දය දැමීමට යන පුද්ගලයන් දැනට බලපැවැත්වෙන හැඳුනුම්පතක් රැගෙන ආ යුතු යැයි මැතිවරණ කොමිසම පවසයි
2. රජයේ ණය ඉලක්කම් මුළු ලෝකයම පිළිගෙන ඇතැයි මහ බැංකුව විසින් නිකුත් කරන ලද ප්‍රකාශනය ඔස්සේ, ජාතික ණය ප්‍රශ්නය  පිළිබඳව නිදහස් සහ සත්‍ය  සාකච්ඡාවක්, එළඹෙන මැතිවරණයෙන් පසුව, සිදු කළ යුතුයැයි විගණකාධිපති ගාමිණි විජේසිංහ පවසයි
3. එළඹෙන මැතිවරණයේ බුලත්සිංහල ප්‍රදේශයේ එජාප අපේක්ෂකයෙක් ගෙවල් වලට පැන පෝලිං  කාඩ් පත් පැහැර ගැනීමට උත්සාහයක: බුලත්සිංහල පොලිස් ස්ථානය ඉදිරිපිට එජාප පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී පාලිත තෙවරප්පෙරුම මාරාන්තික උපවාසයක
4. ගෞරවනීය බෞද්ධ නායක භික්ෂූන් 14 නමකින්ද, ජාතික තලයේ බෞද්ධ සංවිධාන 14ක සභාපතිවරුන්ගේද එකතුවෙන් සංවිධානය වෙන බුද්ධ ශාසන කාර්යසාධක මණ්ඩලය, නේස්බි සාමි වරයා විසින් යුද සමයේ අවසාන කාලයේදී සිදුවූ මරණ සම්බන්ධයෙන් බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේදී කරන ලද ප්‍රකාශනයට, ස්තුති කරති
5. යුරෝපීය සංගමය විසින් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මුදල් විශුද්ධිකරණය සම්බන්ධ අපලේඛන ලයිස්තුවට එකතු කිරීම පිළිබඳව විදේශීය ආයෝජකයින් සහ දේශීය බැංකු වල විදේශීය ඒජන්ත බැංකු දැඩි ලෙස කැළඹෙති: එජාප-ශ්‍රිලනිප රජයේ ජාත්‍යන්තරය දිනා ගැනීමේ උත්සාහයට විශාල පරාජයක්
6. පර්පෙචුවල් ට්‍රෙෂරීස් සමාගමේ අර්ජුන් ඇලෝසියස්ට සහ කසුන් පළිසේනට ඇප ලබා දීමට නීතිපති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව විරෝධ වෙයි: අනිකුත් මොළකරුවන් සහ අර්ජුන මහෙන්ද්‍රන් තවමත් නිදැල්ලේ
7. බුද්ධාගම රැකගැනීම පිළිබඳව කාඩිනල් මැල්කම් රංජිත් ඉදිරියෙන්ම සිටින්නේ යයි හිටපු අධිකරණ ඇමති විජයදාස රාජපක්ෂ පවසයි
8. වෙනත් සත්වයන්ගේ කිරි තම අලුත උපන් සත්වයන්ට පොවන්නේ මිනිසා පමණක් යැයි ගාලු දිස්ත්‍රික් වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරී නලින් විජේසේකර පවසයි
9. තම ආධාරකරුවන්ට "කළගුණ සැලකීම" සඳහා විදේශීය මත්පැන් බෝතල් 22ක් ළඟ තබාගත් මැතිවරණ අපේක්ෂකයෙක් ගල්ගමුව පොලිසියෙන් අත්අඩංගුවට
10. "මා හලන්න" නොහොත් "Drop me" නමින් හැඳින්වෙන පෞද්ගලික කුලී රථ සේවයක් අගමැති වික්‍රමසිංහ විසින් ආරම්භ කෙරේ
*ඔබට "නැගී-එන" සෙනසුරාදාවක්*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (11.02.2018) NEWS*
1. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (Pohottuwa) sweeps the Local Government poll  for a landside victory: President Sirisena's SLFP/UPFA decimated: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's UNP in tatters: ITAK wins the North
2. Secret talks among UNP and SLFP rank and file about forming a "new" Government after the local government elections
3. President Sirisena says many politically disruptive decisions will be taken by him after February 10
4. Brigadier Priyantha Fernando says his throat slitting gesture to the pro-LTTE demonstrators in London on Independence Day was to portray the death of terrorist leader Prabakaran 
5. Refuting claims previously made by President Sirisena, Megapolis Minister Champika Ranawaka says there is no basis for the claim that Port City will cause Colombo City to flood
6. Unexplained delays in election results cause fear among citizens that fraud is taking place after initial results
7. SLFP Minister in the UNP-SLFP Government Susil Premajayanth says he will expose beleaguered former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake's involvement in the Bond Scam in Parliament on February 22nd
8. Central Bank in a move to transfer the ownership of the assets of ETI Finance Company to a dubious Foreign investor although a local investor has also made a similar bid
9. Today marks the 35th anniversary of the date Upali Wijewardena, Founder Chairman, Upali Group of Companies, disappearence 
10. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he intends to inquire into certain Ministers visiting remanded Bond Scam suspects Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena
*Have a triumphant Sunday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (14.02.2018) NEWS*
1. SLFP Ministers say they want PM Wickremesinghe to be removed: UNP insists that PM should not step down: as expected, a Committee is appointed to decide UNP-SLFP Government's future
2. Tamil National Alliance says it won't join the Government, but will "cooperate on progressive matters"
3. Some UNP Back-benchers say they want a Government of their own: some SLFP Ministers plan to join the UNP Government, while other SLFP MPs contemplate joining the Opposition
4. US Ambassador rushes to meet President Sirisena while Indian High Commissioner hastens to meet PM Wickremesinghe: speculation mounts that foreign powers are doing their best to encourage the continuation of the UNP-SLFP Government, notwithstanding the Local Government Election result 
5. Civil groups who espoused "good governance" and supported President Sirisena in January 2015, want the UNP-SLFP Government to continue despite the clear rejection of the two Parties at the LG Election
6. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna maintains that the UNP-SLFP Government has lost its mandate to govern, and must immediately call a General Election so that the people can give a fresh mandate to a new Government
7. Government steps up investigations by the FCID which has been described as a "Political" revenge-seeking illegal authority by foreign legal experts: former Chairman of a private TV channel, Carlton Sports Network whose licence was cancelled by the Government, summoned to give statement
8. Vote of No-Confidence to be brought by Joint Opposition against Auditor General Gamini Wijesinghe for his comments on the debt position of the country on the eve of the Local Government Election
9. Stock market continues fall: Rupee continues slide: foreign reserve continues decline: Almost all economic indicators continue adverse movement
10. Person from the Adiwasi (Veddah) community, Shiromala elected as a people's representative for the first time
*Have a loving Wednesday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (15.02.2018) NEWS*
1. Joint Opposition alleges USA and India are doing their utmost to save the UNP-SLFP Government
2. Joint Opposition will intervene to form a new Government, but will not take part in it, says Spokesman Dullas Allahaperuma: SLFP Ministers say "no" to Wickremesinghe as PM at Cabinet Meeting: CWC Leader Thondaman pledges support to President Sirisena
3. President Sirisena wants a solution to the Government impasse before Friday, 16.02.2018: UPFA proposes Nimal Siripala Dr Silva as Prime Minister
4. Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Professor G L Pieris says there are staged incidents to drive a wedge between the Muslim community and the SLPP: calls upon the Government to establish a Commission of Inquiry into the Aluthgama incident 
5. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa urges Government to stop victimising public officials who voted against it
6. Court of Appeal extends Stay Order preventing FCID from arresting Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa: globally recognised INGO, Sri Lanka Judicial Watch claims FCID is illegal and is carrying out a political agenda
7. Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says it is "not my job to issue final results" of the Local Government Election
8. Fears increase that the Government has stepped up its revenge agenda against Political opponents: retired DIG Nanayakkara arrested for allegedly "concealing evidence" in Lasantha Wickremetunge's killing:
9. Rupee plunges to new low: reaches almost Rs.157 per USD: Panic buying of dollars by importers: Stocks continue fall: economy in crisis
10. Deadline for disgraced Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to return to Sri Lanka and report to the CID, dawns today: PM Wickremesinghe asked by civil organisations to go to Singapore and bring Mahendran back
*Have a "turmoil-free" Thursday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (18.02.2018) NEWS*
1. Governance crisis continues: power struggle shifts hour to hour: even if there is a short term "solution", such solution likely to be under threat: country moving towards serious destabilty: economy suffers
2. The popular message from the Local Government Election is that the current Government must be toppled, says key Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna strategist and Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa
3. PM Wickremesinghe's blue-eyed boy, Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake likely to be removed in the current power struggle
4. Reports indicate that President Sirisena has attempted to contact Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
5. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says present UPFA candidate for Prime Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva did not respond to his telephone calls for the past 3 years
6. US and Indian interventions appear to be on the increase, in the light of the current re-positioning of Political forces
7. Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will come forward to contest for the Presidency only if his brothers Mahinda and Basil support the effort: says he can give up his US citizenship at any time
8. Sri Lankan Billionaire Dhammika Perera imports one of fifty Mulsan Hallmark Bentley car
9. Power and Energy Ministry official says Electricity Board engineers are blocking emergency power purchases
10. More Members than labourers in some Local Government Councils: many Councils to seek new premises and more funds to accommodate new numbers of Members
*Have an "excessively-represented" Sunday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (19.02.2018) NEWS*
1. Sri Lanka runs the risk of defaulting on its loan payments says Governor of the Central Bank Dr Indrajith Coomaraswamy
2. UPFA quits National Unity Government between UNP and SLFP: UPFA General Secretary Minister Mahinda Amaraweera hands over letter on quitting Unity Government
3. Disgraced former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that the UNP-SLFP Government will continue further
4. Minister Susil Premajayath says unless President Sirisena forms a Government without the UNP, 15 SLFP Ministers and MPs will join the Joint Opposition
5. Joint Opposition and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna demand an interim government and an early General Election
6. Revolt in UNP against signing of letter in support of PM Wickremesinghe
7. Northern Province Chief Minister C V Vigneswaran and Tamil National Peoples Front Leader Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam commence a signature campaign calling for war crimes investigations
8. Gangsters break door and storm into house at Talangama in the night and shoot husband and wife: husband killed and wife greviously hurt: mistaken identity suspected
9. Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne requests private hospitals not to charge fees from patients seeking organ transplants
10. Governor of the Central Bank Dr Indrajith Coomaraswamy says that at his age of 68 years, four days of instability in the country is not a long time
*Have a stable Monday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (20.02.2018) NEWS*
1. Beleaguered PM Wickremesinghe appears to win first round: remains as PM after stormy opposition to his continuing in power: President Sirisena gives in and asks SLFP MPs under his control to support UNP-SLFP Government for another month
2. SLFP Ministers continue their Ministries although there is speculation that the UNP-SLFP Unity Government is no more: President Sirisena asks Supreme Court whether he can sack the PM under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution: Cabinet re-shuffle on the cards
3. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says it is none other than President Sirisena who is keeping Ranil Wickremesinghe in his post as PM, and protecting him
4. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya who is considered to be the most partisan Speaker in history, says he is unaware that the Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala has told the media that the UPFA is quitting the UNP-SLFP Government
5. JVP Leader Anura Kumar Dissanayake who is generally considered to be a secret ally of PM Wickremesinghe, says there is now anarchy in the country due to the power struggle between the President and Prime Minister
6. Former Minister who spearheads the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, Basil Rajapaksa says the Local Government election results indicate that the people want not only the Government, but the President also to step down
7. Joint Opposition seeks Leader of the Opposition position in Parliament
8. Central Bank Governor Dr Indrajith Coomaraswamy says results yet to be seen in the revival programme of ETI Finance: Central Bank seen to be in a rush to sell ETI Finance assets to controversial UK based Lycamobile Company which is alleged to have had LTTE links 
9. Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal says confidence in the Sri Lankan economy has eroded completely due to the actions of the Government and that future generations will suffer as a result
10. Deputy Minister Ajith P Perera who was a key player in placing Footnotes in the COPE Report on the Bond Scam, says the new Code of Ethics for MPs is welcome
*Have an ethical Tuesday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S(26.02.2018) NEWS*
1. PM Wickremesinghe sworn in as Minister for Law and Order in a low-key Cabinet re-shuffle
2. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the Cabinet re-shuffle will do no good and is a joke: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Wasantha Senanayake also says the re-shuffle is a farce and is a joke
3. Senior UNP stalwart and Minister Gamini Jayawickreme Perera left with Buddha Sasana Ministry only: all other subjects removed from him
4. UNP Provincial Councillor Srinath Perera urges the UNP to remove Ranil, Malik and Ravi and hand over the leadership to Sajith and Naveen
5. President Sirisena says there will be changes in the portfolios of the UPFA Ministers as well
6. Second Team of high level officials who were flown to Dubai to apprehend Former Ambassador Udayanga Weeratunge also come back empty-handed
7. Nationalist Movement Activist Gevindu Kumaratunge says Sri Lanka needs a Parliamentary Election without delay: says TNA polled only 339,675 votes as against 515,963 at the 2015 Parliamentary Election
8. Suresh Subramaniam elected as the new President of the National Olympic Committee 
9. Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies and Advisor to the Finance Ministry, Razeen Sally says, "There is no investment, jobs or growth, and people view Government as dysfunctional and incompetent, while the Rajapaksas won a war, brought peace and developed infrastructure" 
10. United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Hussein calls for the application of universal jurisdiction in order foster accountability in Sri Lanka
*Have a "universally accountable" Monday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (07.03.2018) NEWS*
1. President Sirisena declares country-wide Emergency in the wake of communal violence: curfews in Pallekelle and Teldeniya: Troops deployed in Digana: Tourism Development Authority says incidents and emergency will have no impact on Tourism
2. Centre for Human Rights Executive Director Keerthi Tennekoon says leading figures behind inciting communal violence at Aluthgama are now close associates of a current powerful Minister in President Sirisena's Cabinet and that they are behind the clashes at Digana
3. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the violence is as a result of the UNP's inaction: UNP MP S M Marikkar says the Government is timid: Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the Buddhists must apologize to the Muslims: US and UK express concern over violence
4. No-Confidence motion against PM Wickremesinghe postponed following requests of UNP rebel MPs to the UPFA and the JO
5. Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan calls upon the Geneva based Human Rights Council to force the Sri Lankan Government to implement it's Resolutions
6. Reports emerge that at least 200 persons said to be "missing", are living in Canada, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, France and UK: Journalist from the North said to be missing, identified as applying for asylum in Canada 
7. Retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera says the Patriotic Professionals Forum will challenge UN High Commissioner Hussein's actions against Sri Lanka based on the UNHRC Resolution in 2015: refers to Sri Lanka Government's co-sponsoring of the Resolution as the biggest betrayal of the nation since 1815 
8. Victims of Aranayake Landslides of May 2016 including 586 displaced families, 100 missing persons and 10,762 affected families still not provided with proper or adequate relief by the Government
9. Economy in downward spin: Total bank loans  outstanding reduce by Rs.14 billion in January 2018 as investment and consumption fizzle out: Stock market in dramatic dip: Fixed deposit interest rates surge
10. Professor Maithree Wickremesinghe, the wife of PM Wickremesinghe joins Women's rights activists groups demanding "Safe Streets, Safe Homes and Safe Nights" 
*Have an extra-safe Wednesday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (11.03.2018) NEWS*
1. PM Wickremesinghe openly defies President Sirisena's order and conducts UNP's Cabinet Economic Management Committee
2. PM Wickremesinghe says Anti-Muslim riots was a heavy blow to Tourism and Economy: initial reports indicate 3 dead, 20 injured, 11 mosques damaged, and over 200 Muslim-owned homes and businesses damaged or destroyed
3. President Sirisena says the Amparai riots were planned, while the Kandy riots were spontaneous
4. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says some Ministers are attempting to lay the blame on the communal violence on him: political analysts point out that extremist Ministers who were with the former President in the Pre-2015 period are today with President Sirisena and PM Wickremesinghe
5. Executive Director of the Human Rights Legal Forum Kalyananda Thiranagama says the Sinhala-Muslim riots have been created to hurriedly push laws that are inimical to the country and to sell the country
6. Vice Chancellors of the State Universities say the University Grants Commission is destroying the Universities
7. Facebook shutdown to continue till emergency is lifted: Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Chairman Austin Fernando says he cannot say when the blockade would be lifted
8. Indian Engineering Consulting Firm 'Rites' wins contract to carry out feasibility for Katugastota-Galagedera road, without tender: Tender process directly interfered in awarding the the Central Expressway contract to bid winner Taisei 
9. Today marks one month since the conduct of the Local Government Elections: however, Elections Commission has still not been able to finalise results, and therefore, none of the elected bodies are functioning yet
10. President Sirisena visits Japan today to foster relationships between the two countries
*Have a sunny and rising Sunday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (21.03.2018) NEWS*
1. SLFP General Secretary deleted Dissanayake says President Sirisena will seek second term: President Sirisena solemnly promised to abolish the Presidency within 100 days when contesting the 2015 Presidential Election
2. Yet another Joint Opposition MP remanded: Prasanna Ranaweera taken into custody on grounds of assault of a person
3. Parliamentary Debate on Bond Commission and PRECIFAC Reports put off by another month: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says President's Secretary Austin Fernando has informed him that Tamil and English translations are not ready: Reports handed over to President in late December 2017 and early January 2018
4. National Police Commission abruptly "retires" it's Secretary Ariyadasa Cooray stating he is "over-age": Centre for Human Rights Executive Director Keerthi Tennekoon says removal is because he requested a Report from IGP Pujith Jayasundera about Police conduct during communal riots in Kandy
5. Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinath Aryasinha says draft bill for an "Office for Reparations" will be presented soon
6. Reports suggest Police has not taken steps to arrest Kingpin "Makandure Madush" who is operating from Dubai: Madush has allegedly masterminded the killings of "Ranale Samayan" and 7 others who were in Police custody, and "Kos Malli" near the Hulftsdorp Courts
7. Census Department miraculously revises 2017 Q4 growth to 3.2% from originally announced figure of 1.1%: Growth for 2017 reported at 3.1%, the lowest in 16 years
8. Central Bank Governor Dr Indrajith Coomaraswamy says Sri Lanka must "guard against danger of going for short-term solutions to push up growth"
9. Supreme Court determines  Active Liability Management Bill is consistent with Constitution
10.Police inform media that the BMW vehicle involved in the hit-and-run accident and later crashing into the Thalawatugoda canal as bearing number CBB 5005: however, pictures of vehicle in the canal show the number as C18-3182: cover-up suspected
*Have a well-covered Wednesday*


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
*TODAY'S (22.03.2018) NEWS*
1. No-Confidence motion against PM Wickremesinghe containing many allegations about his role in the Bond Scam, presented to Speaker with 51MP signatures: 4 MPs who are with President Sirisena also sign: others in the SLFP not decided yet, says Minister John Seneviratne: JVP says it will support
2. The JO is covering up its sins through a No-Confidence against PM, says PM's close confidante and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam: UNP will defeat the Motion, says Minister Lakshman Kiriella: UNP MP Palitha Thevarapperuma resigns as UNP Organizer for Bulathsinhala 
3. President Sirisena on yet another overseas tour: leaves for 3-day visit to Pakistan today
4. Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ravinath Aryasinha says Sri Lanka has accepted 177 Recommendations out of 253 made by UN Human Rights Council 
5. Global Sri Lanka Forum requests UNHRC to stay all actions inimical to Sri Lanka, including implementation of Resolution 30/1, until veracity of UN Human Rights Commissioner's Report is examined: Hundreds of GSLF representatives, including Admiral Sarath Weerasekera and Dr Nalaka Godahewa stand up to LTTE sponsored diaspora in Geneva
6. US Embassy communique says it is pleased that the Sri Lankan Government has "accepted the US recommendation on full implementation of HRC Resolution 30/1 on accountability"
7. Government in for a bonanza: Tax on Savings deposits interest to double to 5% from 1st April: Senior Citizens to be included
8. Shooting spree continues: Gunmen in a three-wheeler shoot policeman attached to the Intelligence Unit of Tangalle Police, in broad daylight
9. Government to borrow USD 300 million from State Banks to part-finance repayment of Sri Lanka Development Bonds of USD 732 million falling due in 2018 Q1: no news yet of Central Bank's plan to issue an International Sovereign Bond of USD 2,000 million in "early 2018" 
10. New Active Liability Management Act to enable Government to borrow over Rs.1,000 billion (10% of current borrowings) from any source, in excess of existing borrowing limits: respected Editor says "it will be like giving a whimsical spendthrift who is already neck-deep in debt, a high-limit credit card with no conditions"
*Have a high-spending Thursday*

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