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Fuel issuance only for essential services from midnight today, Interprovincial travel restrictions considered

June 27, Colombo: In view of the current situation, the Cabinet of ministers has decided to issue Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s fuel only for essential services from midnight today until July 10.
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Fuel issuance only for essential services from midnight today, Interprovincial travel restrictions considered

June 27, Colombo: In view of the current situation, the Cabinet of ministers has decided to issue Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s fuel only for essential services from midnight today until July 10.

Prepare a quick road map for gas mining in the country - COPA instructs the officials

June 27, Colombo: The parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) has instructed the officials of the Ministry of Power and Energy to prepare a detailed road map for excavations in the country for the purpose of obtaining gas and crude oil.
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Prepare a quick road map for gas mining in the country - COPA instructs the officials

June 27, Colombo: The parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) has instructed the officials of the Ministry of Power and Energy to prepare a detailed road map for excavations in the country for the purpose of obtaining gas and crude oil.

President instructs Central Bank to use available funds to obtain fuel

June 27, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and relevant authorities to take immediate action to import fuel using the available funds until the Central Bank comes up with a plan to pay the dues
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President instructs Central Bank to use available funds to obtain fuel

June 27, Colombo: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and relevant authorities to take immediate action to import fuel using the available funds until the Central Bank comes up with a plan to pay the dues to fuel suppliers.

High-Level U.S. delegation meets Sri Lanka President

June 27, Colombo: A high level US diplomatic delegation to Sri Lanka has assured President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that they will continue to support the strengthening of the relationship with the International Monetary Fund at all levels.
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High-Level U.S. delegation meets Sri Lanka President

June 27, Colombo: A high level US diplomatic delegation to Sri Lanka has assured President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that they will continue to support the strengthening of the relationship with the International Monetary Fund at all levels.

Adequate buses and trains to operate from tomorrow

June 27, Colombo: The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) Kingsley Ranawaka said the SLTB is operating buses adequately and there is no impediment to the operation of buses due to the restrictions imposed at present.
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Adequate buses and trains to operate from tomorrow

June 27, Colombo: The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) Kingsley Ranawaka said the SLTB is operating buses adequately and there is no impediment to the operation of buses due to the restrictions imposed at present.

U.S. agrees to provide Sri Lanka technical assistance for fiscal management

June 27, Colombo: The United States has agreed to provide technical assistance for fiscal management in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister’s Media Division said.
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U.S. agrees to provide Sri Lanka technical assistance for fiscal management

June 27, Colombo: The United States has agreed to provide technical assistance for fiscal management in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister’s Media Division said.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests 54 persons attempting to illegally migrate to Australia

June 27, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has foiled an illegal migration attempt and arrested 54 individuals during a special operation conducted in the Palaminmadu area in Batticaloa this morning (27th June 2022).
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests 54 persons attempting to illegally migrate to Australia

June 27, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has foiled an illegal migration attempt and arrested 54 individuals during a special operation conducted in the Palaminmadu area in Batticaloa this morning (27th June 2022).

SLT-MOBITEL’s mCash supports Peoples Leasing customers with convenient collection and repayment process

June 27, Colombo: SLT-MOBITEL mCash, the innovative mobile money platform and wallet conceptualized by SLT-MOBITEL and approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, now offers greater convenience for People’s Leasing and Finance (PLC) customers in processin
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SLT-MOBITEL’s mCash supports Peoples Leasing customers with convenient collection and repayment process

June 27, Colombo: SLT-MOBITEL mCash, the innovative mobile money platform and wallet conceptualized by SLT-MOBITEL and approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, now offers greater convenience for People’s Leasing and Finance (PLC) customers in processing their monthly leasing repayments.

PMB rice to be released to market from today

June 27, Colombo: The official release of rice packets prepared using the existing paddy stocks of the Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) is scheduled to commence today (27).
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PMB rice to be released to market from today

June 27, Colombo: The official release of rice packets prepared using the existing paddy stocks of the Paddy Marketing Board (PMB) is scheduled to commence today (27).

One dead, two injured in shooting at Peliyagoda

June 27, Colombo: A man has been shot dead in the Pattiya Junction area on Railway Station Road in the Peliyagoda Police Division last night (26), police stated.
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One dead, two injured in shooting at Peliyagoda

June 27, Colombo: A man has been shot dead in the Pattiya Junction area on Railway Station Road in the Peliyagoda Police Division last night (26), police stated.

Opposition Leader promises to provide solutions to victims of political revenge within 6 months

June 26, Colombo: The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) will provide practical solutions to the nearly 60,000 victims of political retaliation within the first six months of coming to power, Leader of Opposition and SJB Sajith Premadasa said.
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Opposition Leader promises to provide solutions to victims of political revenge within 6 months

June 26, Colombo: The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) will provide practical solutions to the nearly 60,000 victims of political retaliation within the first six months of coming to power, Leader of Opposition and SJB Sajith Premadasa said.

Minister of Justice visits Jaffna to resolve Northern people’s issues

June 26, Colombo: Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms and other officials of the Ministry and heads of relevant institutions visited Jaffna recently (24)
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Minister of Justice visits Jaffna to resolve Northern people’s issues

June 26, Colombo: Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms and other officials of the Ministry and heads of relevant institutions visited Jaffna recently (24)

Luminex Limited lists on the Diri Savi Board after a capital raise of Rs. 250 Million

June 27, Colombo: Following the completion of the IPO process, the shares of Luminex Limited ceremoniously commenced trading on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) on the 23rd of June 2022.
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Luminex Limited lists on the Diri Savi Board after a capital raise of Rs. 250 Million

June 27, Colombo: Following the completion of the IPO process, the shares of Luminex Limited ceremoniously commenced trading on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) on the 23rd of June 2022.

Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices

June 26, Colombo: State-owned fuel distributor, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the private Lanka Indian Oil Company (IOC) have increased fuel prices with effect from 2.00 am Sunday (26).
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Sri Lanka hikes fuel prices

June 26, Colombo: State-owned fuel distributor, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the private Lanka Indian Oil Company (IOC) have increased fuel prices with effect from 2.00 am Sunday (26).

Father and Mother die in house fire, two daughters injured

June 26, Colombo: A father, a mother and their two daughters were hospitalized with serious injuries when a fire broke out in a room on the ground floor of their two storey house in the Magammana area in Homagama, Kahathuduwa Police said.
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Father and Mother die in house fire, two daughters injured

June 26, Colombo: A father, a mother and their two daughters were hospitalized with serious injuries when a fire broke out in a room on the ground floor of their two storey house in the Magammana area in Homagama, Kahathuduwa Police said.

Prices of food items to go up by 10%

June 26, Colombo: Restaurant owners have decided to increase the price of a packet of rice and other food items by 10 percent due to the increase in fuel prices.
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Prices of food items to go up by 10%

June 26, Colombo: Restaurant owners have decided to increase the price of a packet of rice and other food items by 10 percent due to the increase in fuel prices.

Can’t say exact date of arrival of fuel ships: Do not stay in queues - Energy Minister

June 25, Colombo: Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera has stated that due to banking and logistics reasons, the arrival dates of the ships carrying fuel and crude oil could not be announced.
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Can’t say exact date of arrival of fuel ships: Do not stay in queues - Energy Minister

June 25, Colombo: Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera has stated that due to banking and logistics reasons, the arrival dates of the ships carrying fuel and crude oil could not be announced.

Sri Lanka welcomes a Rs. 3 billion consignment of humanitarian supplies from India

June 25, Colombo: The second batch of humanitarian aid provided by the Indian people to Sri Lanka arrived at the Port of Colombo on Thursday.
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Sri Lanka welcomes a Rs. 3 billion consignment of humanitarian supplies from India

June 25, Colombo: The second batch of humanitarian aid provided by the Indian people to Sri Lanka arrived at the Port of Colombo on Thursday.

Sri Lanka amends limits on possession of foreign currency

June 25, Colombo: With the intention of attracting foreign currency in the hands of the public into the formal banking system, the Minister of Finance has issued an order reducing the amount of foreign currency owned by a Sri Lankan citizen.
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Sri Lanka amends limits on possession of foreign currency

June 25, Colombo: With the intention of attracting foreign currency in the hands of the public into the formal banking system, the Minister of Finance has issued an order reducing the amount of foreign currency owned by a Sri Lankan citizen.

Schools in urban areas to be opened for classes three days next week

June 25, Colombo: The Ministry of Education following a discussion today has made an announcement regarding the opening of schools next week.
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Schools in urban areas to be opened for classes three days next week

June 25, Colombo: The Ministry of Education following a discussion today has made an announcement regarding the opening of schools next week.

High-Level Delegation from U.S. Government to visit Sri Lanka

June 25, Colombo: A high-level delegation representing the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State will visit Sri Lanka from June 26 – 29, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo said in a release.
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High-Level Delegation from U.S. Government to visit Sri Lanka

June 25, Colombo: A high-level delegation representing the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State will visit Sri Lanka from June 26 – 29, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo said in a release.

IGP orders videotaping rioters at filling stations

June 25, Colombo: Inspector General of Police CD Wickramaratne has issued an order to all police stations to videotape people who are creating riots at petrol stations.
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IGP orders videotaping rioters at filling stations

June 25, Colombo: Inspector General of Police CD Wickramaratne has issued an order to all police stations to videotape people who are creating riots at petrol stations.

Use of paddy and rice for animal feed is prohibited

June 25, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification prohibiting the sale or use of rice or paddy for animal feed production.
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Use of paddy and rice for animal feed is prohibited

June 25, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has issued an Extraordinary Gazette notification prohibiting the sale or use of rice or paddy for animal feed production.

Dhammika Perera sworn in as Minister of Investment Promotion

June 24, Colombo: Newly appointed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna National List parliamentarian and business tycoon Dhammika Perera has been sworn in as the new Minister of Investment Promotion.
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Dhammika Perera sworn in as Minister of Investment Promotion

June 24, Colombo: Newly appointed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna National List parliamentarian and business tycoon Dhammika Perera has been sworn in as the new Minister of Investment Promotion.

IMF delegation briefs the President on progress of the discussions

June 24, Colombo: The visiting delegation of the International Monetary Fund called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House, Colombo this afternoon (24) to brief him on the progress in the discussions held so far on resolving the economi
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IMF delegation briefs the President on progress of the discussions

June 24, Colombo: The visiting delegation of the International Monetary Fund called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House, Colombo this afternoon (24) to brief him on the progress in the discussions held so far on resolving the economic crisis

Petrol Ship due to arrive today further delayed

June 24, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera today informed that a fuel shipment that was due to arrive today (24) will be further delayed.
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Petrol Ship due to arrive today further delayed

June 24, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera today informed that a fuel shipment that was due to arrive today (24) will be further delayed.

Former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others issued summons by Colombo High Court

June 24, Colombo: The Colombo High Court has issued summons on former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others in connection with a case filed by the Bribery Commission.
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Former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others issued summons by Colombo High Court

June 24, Colombo: The Colombo High Court has issued summons on former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others in connection with a case filed by the Bribery Commission.

Sri Lanka Navy arrests another 35 illegal migrants bound for Australia

June 24, Colombo: During a search operation carried out in the western seas on Thursday (23) Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 35 Sri Lankans illegally sailing for Australia in a multi-day trawler.
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Sri Lanka Navy arrests another 35 illegal migrants bound for Australia

June 24, Colombo: During a search operation carried out in the western seas on Thursday (23) Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 35 Sri Lankans illegally sailing for Australia in a multi-day trawler.

Government’s focus on directing public servants to private sector employment

June 24, Colombo: The Government has focused on providing the necessary facilities to direct public servants to private sector employment in the country. Steps have been taken to appoint a seven member committee to look into the possibility.
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Government’s focus on directing public servants to private sector employment

June 24, Colombo: The Government has focused on providing the necessary facilities to direct public servants to private sector employment in the country. Steps have been taken to appoint a seven member committee to look into the possibility.

Sri Lanka and New Zealand Foreign Ministers meet on the sidelines of CHOGM 2022

June 23, Colombo: A bilateral meeting took place between Minister of Foreign Affairs G.L. Peiris and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Local Government of New Zealand Nanaia Mahuta, 22 June on the sidelines of the CHOGM Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Sri Lanka and New Zealand Foreign Ministers meet on the sidelines of CHOGM 2022

June 23, Colombo: A bilateral meeting took place between Minister of Foreign Affairs G.L. Peiris and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Local Government of New Zealand Nanaia Mahuta, 22 June on the sidelines of the CHOGM Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh look to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries

June 23, Colombo: Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tareq Ariful Islam has said that the time has come to further strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries.
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Sri Lanka, Bangladesh look to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries

June 23, Colombo: Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Tareq Ariful Islam has said that the time has come to further strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries.

SriLankan Airlines’ Cares airlifts critical medicine to Sri Lanka

June 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan Cares takes on the cause of airlifting internationally donated essential medicines and medical equipment to hospitals in Sri Lanka, free of freight charges.
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SriLankan Airlines’ Cares airlifts critical medicine to Sri Lanka

June 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan Cares takes on the cause of airlifting internationally donated essential medicines and medical equipment to hospitals in Sri Lanka, free of freight charges.

India assures fullest support to Sri Lanka to overcome the current crisis as a close friend

June 23, Colombo: Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra has said that the Government of India will extend its fullest support to Sri Lanka in overcoming the current difficult situation as a close friend.
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India assures fullest support to Sri Lanka to overcome the current crisis as a close friend

June 23, Colombo: Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra has said that the Government of India will extend its fullest support to Sri Lanka in overcoming the current difficult situation as a close friend.

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