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Tanker owners request IGP to provide security to bowsers delivering fuel

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Petroleum Private Tanker Owners’ Association says they are requesting the Inspector General of Police (IGP) today to provide them with security during fuel transportation.
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Tanker owners request IGP to provide security to bowsers delivering fuel

May 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Petroleum Private Tanker Owners’ Association says they are requesting the Inspector General of Police (IGP) today to provide them with security during fuel transportation.

$ 7 million will be paid for two gas ships Monday - Litro Chairman

May 22, Colombo: A payment of $ 7 million is expected to be paid for two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ships next Monday, Engineer Vijitha Herath, Chairman, Litro Gas Company said.
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$ 7 million will be paid for two gas ships Monday - Litro Chairman

May 22, Colombo: A payment of $ 7 million is expected to be paid for two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ships next Monday, Engineer Vijitha Herath, Chairman, Litro Gas Company said.

ADB, AIIB, WB to support Sri Lanka under a joint action plan to mitigate impact of the economic crisis

May 22, Colombo: On May 19, the Secretary of Treasury convened the first Joint Coordination Meeting with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the World Bank (WB) under a joint action plan to support Sri Lankaâ
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ADB, AIIB, WB to support Sri Lanka under a joint action plan to mitigate impact of the economic crisis

May 22, Colombo: On May 19, the Secretary of Treasury convened the first Joint Coordination Meeting with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the World Bank (WB) under a joint action plan to support Sri Lanka’s response to the economic crisis.

Police nab two suspects with 450 kilograms of Kerala cannabis

May 22, Colombo: The police during a raid Saturday arrested two suspects with 450 kilograms of Kerala cannabis. The raid was carried out in the Gonawala area in Sapugaskanda on a tip off received by the Police Narcotics Bureau.
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Police nab two suspects with 450 kilograms of Kerala cannabis

May 22, Colombo: The police during a raid Saturday arrested two suspects with 450 kilograms of Kerala cannabis. The raid was carried out in the Gonawala area in Sapugaskanda on a tip off received by the Police Narcotics Bureau.

CSE Director Board appoints a new Chairman

May 22, Colombo: The Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Dumith Fernando who has served in this role since July 01, 2020, has informed the Board of his intention to retire by rotation on June 23, 2022 at the conclusion of his current term as a Direct
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CSE Director Board appoints a new Chairman

May 22, Colombo: The Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Dumith Fernando who has served in this role since July 01, 2020, has informed the Board of his intention to retire by rotation on June 23, 2022 at the conclusion of his current term as a Director.

Public protest at Galle Face continues for the 43rd day

May 21, Colombo: The round-the-clock protest staged by the general public in front of the Presidential Secretariat in Galle Face in Colombo calling for the resignation of the President and the government continued today for the 43rd consecutive day with more
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Public protest at Galle Face continues for the 43rd day

May 21, Colombo: The round-the-clock protest staged by the general public in front of the Presidential Secretariat in Galle Face in Colombo calling for the resignation of the President and the government continued today for the 43rd consecutive day with more people from various parts of the country joining the protest.

Five more SLFP members to join the government

May 21, Colombo: In addition to Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, five other Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians will join the government, according to sources.
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Five more SLFP members to join the government

May 21, Colombo: In addition to Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, five other Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) parliamentarians will join the government, according to sources.

Public urged not to block roads on GCE O/L examination days

May 21, Colombo: The Department of Examinations requests the public not to block the roads and protest during the GCE Ordinary Level Examination.
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Public urged not to block roads on GCE O/L examination days

May 21, Colombo: The Department of Examinations requests the public not to block the roads and protest during the GCE Ordinary Level Examination.

Health Ministry requests unvaccinated to get the Covid vaccine soon

May 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Health advises the public to get vaccinated as soon as possible if there are any people who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid.
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Health Ministry requests unvaccinated to get the Covid vaccine soon

May 21, Colombo: The Ministry of Health advises the public to get vaccinated as soon as possible if there are any people who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid.

Sri Lanka registers strong protest with Canada on House of Commons motion

May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris registered the Sri Lankan government’s emphatic protest and deep concern over the adoption of a motion in the Canadian Parliament on 18 May 2022 on the alleged genocide of Ta
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Sri Lanka registers strong protest with Canada on House of Commons motion

May 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris registered the Sri Lankan government’s emphatic protest and deep concern over the adoption of a motion in the Canadian Parliament on 18 May 2022 on the alleged genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

COPE instructs Litro Gas to distribute 60% of its LP gas cylinders to highly populated areas

May 21, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises has instructed Litro Gas to distribute 60% of its LP gas cylinders to highly populated areas like Colombo and Gampaha and districts with limited alternative energy sources.
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COPE instructs Litro Gas to distribute 60% of its LP gas cylinders to highly populated areas

May 21, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises has instructed Litro Gas to distribute 60% of its LP gas cylinders to highly populated areas like Colombo and Gampaha and districts with limited alternative energy sources.

CID questions Namal Rajapaksa for four hours

May 21, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a statement from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna MP Namal Rajapaksa for nearly 4 hours over the violence near Temple Trees and Galle Face Green in Colombo on May 9.
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CID questions Namal Rajapaksa for four hours

May 21, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a statement from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna MP Namal Rajapaksa for nearly 4 hours over the violence near Temple Trees and Galle Face Green in Colombo on May 9.

‘Manudam Mehewara’ Initiative by Dialog, MAS, Hemas & CBL reach 10,000 Families

May 21, Colombo: In a mission to provide emergency relief to the most vulnerable communities across the country amidst the ongoing economic crisis, the ‘Manudam Mehewara’ initiative reached its first milestone of aiding over 10,000 families in-need.
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‘Manudam Mehewara’ Initiative by Dialog, MAS, Hemas & CBL reach 10,000 Families

May 21, Colombo: In a mission to provide emergency relief to the most vulnerable communities across the country amidst the ongoing economic crisis, the ‘Manudam Mehewara’ initiative reached its first milestone of aiding over 10,000 families in-need.

Fuel delivery will be suspended if transporters are threatened, Power and Energy Minister warns

May 21, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said it has been reported that organized groups are preventing fuel trucks to pass certain areas demanding they be unloaded at different fuel stations and threatening to set fire to them.
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Fuel delivery will be suspended if transporters are threatened, Power and Energy Minister warns

May 21, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said it has been reported that organized groups are preventing fuel trucks to pass certain areas demanding they be unloaded at different fuel stations and threatening to set fire to them.

Power cut schedule for GCE O / L examination period announced

May 21, Colombo: The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has announced the power cut schedule for the period of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination from May 22 to June 01.
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Power cut schedule for GCE O / L examination period announced

May 21, Colombo: The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has announced the power cut schedule for the period of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination from May 22 to June 01.

Two petrol ships begin unloading

May 20, Colombo: Fuel from two petrol tankers that arrived in the country yesterday will be unloaded today and the distribution of petrol will commence soon, authorities said.
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Two petrol ships begin unloading

May 20, Colombo: Fuel from two petrol tankers that arrived in the country yesterday will be unloaded today and the distribution of petrol will commence soon, authorities said.

Sri Lanka PM welcomes G7 assistance in debt relief

May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday welcomed the G7 announcement that they will assist the country in securing debt relief as it is grappling with its worst economic crisis since it won independence in 1948.
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Sri Lanka PM welcomes G7 assistance in debt relief

May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday welcomed the G7 announcement that they will assist the country in securing debt relief as it is grappling with its worst economic crisis since it won independence in 1948.

Police obtain 484 photos and 73 videos from the public on attack on protesters

May 20, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the police have received 484 photographs and 73 videos from the public regarding the attack on the Maina Go Gama in front of Temple Trees and the Gota Go Gama at the Galle Face.
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Police obtain 484 photos and 73 videos from the public on attack on protesters

May 20, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the police have received 484 photographs and 73 videos from the public regarding the attack on the Maina Go Gama in front of Temple Trees and the Gota Go Gama at the Galle Face.

CPC suspends issuing fuel to several filling stations for non-compliance

May 20, Colombo: The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has decided to suspend the supply of fuel to petrol stations that have acted contrary to the rules and regulations of the CPC.
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CPC suspends issuing fuel to several filling stations for non-compliance

May 20, Colombo: The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has decided to suspend the supply of fuel to petrol stations that have acted contrary to the rules and regulations of the CPC.

Sri Lanka - IMF technical talks to end on May 24th

May 20, Colombo: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it expects to conclude technical discussions on a potential IMF loan program to Sri Lanka on the 24th.
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Sri Lanka - IMF technical talks to end on May 24th

May 20, Colombo: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it expects to conclude technical discussions on a potential IMF loan program to Sri Lanka on the 24th.

Seylan Bank perseveres through macroeconomic challenges to retain momentum in Q1 2022

May 20, Colombo: Seylan Bank PLC recorded a Profit After Tax (PAT) of LKR 1.1 billion in Q1 2022, maintaining its forward momentum in a period of volatile macroeconomic challenges.
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Seylan Bank perseveres through macroeconomic challenges to retain momentum in Q1 2022

May 20, Colombo: Seylan Bank PLC recorded a Profit After Tax (PAT) of LKR 1.1 billion in Q1 2022, maintaining its forward momentum in a period of volatile macroeconomic challenges.

Japan provides US$ 1.5 million for medicines in emergency aid to Sri Lanka through UNICEF

May 20, Colombo: The Government of Japan is giving essential medicines to Sri Lanka through UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable population as the country grapples with shortages due to an economic crisis.
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Japan provides US$ 1.5 million for medicines in emergency aid to Sri Lanka through UNICEF

May 20, Colombo: The Government of Japan is giving essential medicines to Sri Lanka through UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable population as the country grapples with shortages due to an economic crisis.

Nine new cabinet ministers in all-party government sworn in

May 20, Colombo: Nine new Cabinet Ministers of the All Party Government of Sri Lanka were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this morning (20), President’s Media Division announced.
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Nine new cabinet ministers in all-party government sworn in

May 20, Colombo: Nine new Cabinet Ministers of the All Party Government of Sri Lanka were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this morning (20), President’s Media Division announced.

Maldives Speaker appointed to coordinate foreign aid to Sri Lanka

May 20, Colombo: Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has been appointed to coordinate foreign aid to Sri Lanka by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
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Maldives Speaker appointed to coordinate foreign aid to Sri Lanka

May 20, Colombo: Maldives Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has been appointed to coordinate foreign aid to Sri Lanka by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Ten ministers to be sworn in today - report

May 20, Colombo: Ten cabinet ministers will be sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (20), according to a report by Lankadeepa Newspaper quoting government sources.
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Ten ministers to be sworn in today - report

May 20, Colombo: Ten cabinet ministers will be sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (20), according to a report by Lankadeepa Newspaper quoting government sources.

Eight suspects remanded in connection with the attack on the Galle Face protesters

May 19, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage remanded Eight suspects including Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando, nationalist Dan Priyasad and Seethawaka Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Jayantha Rohana until the 25th of this month when they were produce
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Eight suspects remanded in connection with the attack on the Galle Face protesters

May 19, Colombo: Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage remanded Eight suspects including Moratuwa Mayor Saman Lal Fernando, nationalist Dan Priyasad and Seethawaka Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Jayantha Rohana until the 25th of this month when they were produced before court by the Criminal Investigations Department today (19).

A program to protect children sitting for exams from bad weather

May 19, Colombo: The Commissioner General of Examinations LMD Dharmasena said that the Disaster Management Center, the Armed Forces and the Police are ready to work for the safety of children during this period when the Southwest monsoon is in full swing.
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A program to protect children sitting for exams from bad weather

May 19, Colombo: The Commissioner General of Examinations LMD Dharmasena said that the Disaster Management Center, the Armed Forces and the Police are ready to work for the safety of children during this period when the Southwest monsoon is in full swing.

Sri Lanka Navy thwarts illegal migration attempt, arrests 40 persons

May 19, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has foiled an illegal migration attempt and arrested 40 individuals during a patrol conducted in seas off Batticaloa and in a special operation in the beach area of Kalawanchikudi, Batticaloa on Wednesday, May 18.
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Sri Lanka Navy thwarts illegal migration attempt, arrests 40 persons

May 19, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has foiled an illegal migration attempt and arrested 40 individuals during a patrol conducted in seas off Batticaloa and in a special operation in the beach area of Kalawanchikudi, Batticaloa on Wednesday, May 18.

No power cuts during GCE O/L examination

May 19, Colombo: Janaka Ratnayake, Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) said he has requested the Ceylon Electricity Board not to cut off power supply during the GCE Ordinary Level Examination held from May 23 to June 1 and after 6
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No power cuts during GCE O/L examination

May 19, Colombo: Janaka Ratnayake, Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) said he has requested the Ceylon Electricity Board not to cut off power supply during the GCE Ordinary Level Examination held from May 23 to June 1 and after 6.00 pm.

First report of the COPA will be tabled in Parliament tomorrow

May 19, Colombo: The first report of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) will be presented to Parliament tomorrow (20) by its Chairman, MP (Prof.) Tissa Vitharana.
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First report of the COPA will be tabled in Parliament tomorrow

May 19, Colombo: The first report of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) will be presented to Parliament tomorrow (20) by its Chairman, MP (Prof.) Tissa Vitharana.

First phase of the first term of schools ends today, Friday is declared a school holiday

May 19, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has announced that the first phase of the first school term in government schools and government approved private schools in the year 2022 concludes today (May 19).
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First phase of the first term of schools ends today, Friday is declared a school holiday

May 19, Colombo: The Ministry of Education has announced that the first phase of the first school term in government schools and government approved private schools in the year 2022 concludes today (May 19).

Jagath Samarawickrama sworn in as Member of Parliament

May 19, Colombo: Jagath Samarawickrama was sworn in as a Member of Parliament for Polonnaruwa District before Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today.
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Jagath Samarawickrama sworn in as Member of Parliament

May 19, Colombo: Jagath Samarawickrama was sworn in as a Member of Parliament for Polonnaruwa District before Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena today.

IP arrested for crashing into 6 vehicles in fuel queue

May 19, Colombo: Rathgama Police today (19) have arrested a police inspector for crashing into five three-wheelers and a car that were in a fuel queue at the Bussa petrol station.
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IP arrested for crashing into 6 vehicles in fuel queue

May 19, Colombo: Rathgama Police today (19) have arrested a police inspector for crashing into five three-wheelers and a car that were in a fuel queue at the Bussa petrol station.

Payment made to the Petrol ship, will take another two days to distribute - Power and Energy Minister

May 19, Colombo: Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera states that payments were made last night to the petrol ship anchored in Sri Lankan waters for over a month.
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Payment made to the Petrol ship, will take another two days to distribute - Power and Energy Minister

May 19, Colombo: Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera states that payments were made last night to the petrol ship anchored in Sri Lankan waters for over a month.

SLIM Research Bureau embarks on a mission to promote fair trade in Sri Lanka

May 19, Colombo: As corporates and consumers globally are shifting towards best practices such as sustainability, inclusivity, and most importantly, equality to all, “fairness” has become a significant part of how business and buyer decisions are ma
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SLIM Research Bureau embarks on a mission to promote fair trade in Sri Lanka

May 19, Colombo: As corporates and consumers globally are shifting towards best practices such as sustainability, inclusivity, and most importantly, equality to all, “fairness” has become a significant part of how business and buyer decisions are made.

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