SLPP calls energy minister to resign over fuel price hike

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has demanded the Minister of Energy to resign from his post, since yesterday’s fuel price increase has created several issues in the country.

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200 kg of heroin seized, nine arrested in joint operation in Weligama

More than 200kg of heroin has been seized and nine suspects have been arrested by Police in a special operation in Mirissa in Weligama this morning.

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Urgent moves to increase oxygen supply capacity, as COVID cases rise

The Health Ministry has decided to increase the capacity of providing oxygen for medical purposes in view of a dramatic increase of the requirements needed to treat COVID-19 patients, officials said.

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63 more die of COVID-19: Death toll increases to 2,136

The COVID-19 death toll in Sri Lanka climbed to 2,136 with 63 more deaths being confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services today (13), the Government Information Department said.

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Sri Lanka seeks $40 million in damages over ship fire

Sri Lanka is seeking $40 million in damages from the operator of a ship that left massive pollution when it caught fire off the country’s west coast, officials said Saturday.

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Withdraw increased fuel price without burdening people: JVP

While urging the government to withdraw the increased fuel price without burdening the people further who are already hit by the pandemic and loss of income, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today questioned as to why the ‘Fuel Price Stabilisation Fund’ was not utilised for the  benefit of the people.

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Gazettes issued regarding rice, sugar, milk powder & maize

The Consumer Affairs Authority has issued Extraordinary Gazette Notifications to importers, manufacturers, store owners, collectors, distributors, or wholesalers of rice, sugar, milk powder and maize.

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Increase allowances of frontline workers – GMOA

The Government Medical Officers’ Association has requested the Minister of Health to increase allowances proportionate to the basic salaries of frontline health workers who are part of coronavirus mitigation efforts.

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Sri Lanka Government increases fuel prices from midnight today

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) has decided to increase fuel prices with effect from midnight today (June 11), the Ministry of Energy says.

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First female Deputy Director of CID appointed

A female officer has been appointed as the Deputy Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), for the first time in the history of Sri Lanka Police.

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Islandwide travel restrictions extended until June 21

Island-wide travel restrictions have been extended until 4:00 AM on the 21st of June.

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Proposal to increase fuel prices approved

The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Cost of Living has approved a proposal to increase fuel prices.

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101 COVID-19 deaths confirmed in Sri Lanka within a single day

Sri Lanka on Thursday (June 10) confirmed 101 COVID-19 deaths, the highest number of COVID-19 deaths confirmed in a single-day in Sri Lanka.

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Health trade unions resort to token strike

28 health trade unions launched a strike action this morning based on several demands.

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Chemical fertilizer ban will benefit a few cronies – JVP

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Vijitha Herath told journalists in Colombo yesterday (10) that the decision to use organic fertilizer instead of chemical fertilizer was a good one but added it had a hidden agenda and what appears on the surface is not on the inside.

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Sri Lanka receives 65,000 more doses of Sputnik V vaccine

Another batch of Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute, has arrived on the island early this morning (June 11).

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