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Sri Lanka Original Narrative Summary: 24/05

  1. President Ranil Wickremesinghe leaves on an official visit to Singapore and Japan: UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan invites President to participate in the World Climate Action Summit on 1st & 2nd Dec 2023.
  2. IMF team in Colombo says timely restructuring agreements with creditors in line with program targets by the first review is essential to restore debt sustainability: also says keeping up the reform momentum and ensuring timely implementation of program commitments are key for Sri Lanka to emerge from the economic crisis.
  3. Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles orders the Department of Immigration and Emigration to deport the Chinese national who allegedly attempted to enter Sri Lanka with two passports.
  4. UN says detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mali injured 4 UN peacekeepers from Sri Lanka: also says the injuries are not serious and the peacekeepers are receiving medical treatment.
  5. Former CB Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal says the acute collapse in demand since people have no money to spend now, has caused a severe economic contraction: explains that there are no queues today because consumption has reduced drastically: petrol down by 33%, diesel down 53%, & kerosene down 75%: also says there are no power cuts now because electricity consumption has been brought down by 20% due to the astronomically high electricity prices.
  6. SLPP MP Ali Sabri Raheem taken into custody by Sri Lanka Customs at the BIA while in possession of 3.5 kgs of undeclared gold worth over Rs.74 mn and 91 smart phones valued at over Rs.4.2 mn: all items seized and the MP fined Rs.7.5 mn and then released.
  7. President’s Chief of Staff, President’s National Security Advisor and National Organiser of the United National Party – Sagala Ratnayake appointed as the UNP Organiser of Colombo-West.
  8. Police says Cinnamon Gardens Police has launched an investigation into a complaint lodged by a photographer of the SLFP media unit, alleging an attack by MP Dayasiri Jayasekara.
  9. Government leaders in a critical mission to secure 113 votes in Parliament to ensure the passage of a motion to remove Janaka Ratnayake from the Public Utilities Commission: vote scheduled for today after a full-day debate from 10.30am to 5.00pm.
  10. Groups for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup qualifiers finalised: Sri Lanka included in ‘Group B’ with Ireland, Scotland, Oman and UAE: ‘Group A’ includes the West Indies, Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, Nepal and USA.

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