Don’t queue up for Petrol & LP Gas Today: CEYPETCO – Litro

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) has requested the public not to queue up for petrol today (May 18) unless essential, as supplies will be limited.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa attends Parliament sessions

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa attended parliament sessions today (May 18).

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Tragic motor accident kills three in Kopai

Three people died following a head-on collision between two motorcycles on the Thirunaveli Road in Kopai yesterday night (May 17).

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CID arrests MPs Sanath Nishantha and Milan Jayathilake

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Sanath Nishanatha has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over the attack on peaceful protesters outside Temple Trees (Maina Go Gama) and in Galle Face (Gota Go Gama) on May 09.

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SDIG Deshabandu Tennakoon records statement at CID

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recorded a statement from the Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon over his alleged involvement in the violence which took place outside Temple Trees (Maina Go Gama) and in Galle Face (Gota Go Gama) on 09th May.

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Proposal to suspend Parliament Standing Orders defeated

The proposal to suspend Parliament Standing Orders to take up the debate on the motion expressing displeasure against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a matter of urgency was defeated by 51 votes in the Parliament today (May 17).

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Ajith Rajapaksa elected as Deputy Speaker of Parliament

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Ajith Rajapaksa was elected as the new Deputy Speaker of Parliament today (May 17) by a majority of 31 votes in a secret ballot.

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Central Bank expects middle spot exchange rate to strengthen rupee exchange rate

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka expects the recently introduced middle spot exchange rate to strengthen the rupee exchange rate and to ease the liquidity pressures in the domestic foreign exchange market.

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Attorney General directs Police to arrest 22 people linked to attacks on Peaceful Protesters

Sri Lanka’s Attorney General has directed the Inspector General of Police, and the Senior DIG in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department to arrest and produce in court 22 people including Ex-Ministers, and Members of Parliament who are linked to the attack on peaceful protesters & protest sites near Temple Trees (MynaGogama) and Galle Face (GotaGoGama) on May 09 & peaceful protest sites.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s special statement

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe made a special statement addressing the nation today (May 16).

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya decides to support progressive steps by new Government

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya’s (SJB) Parliamentary Group has unanimously decided today (May 16) to extend support to the Government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on decisions taken for the betterment of the country and to uplift the country.

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Latest announcement on curfew in Sri Lanka

Island-wide curfew will be imposed 8:00 PM tonight (May 16) to 5:00 AM tomorrow (May 17), President’s Media Division said.

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Persons arrested for trying to transfer 50,000 Euros via Undiyal system

A person attempting to transfer 50,000 Euros overseas through the ‘Undiyal’ system has been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) at Pepiliyana in Boralesgamuwa.

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First Default on Foreign Debt likely This Week

Sri Lanka is sliding into a default as the grace period on two unpaid foreign bonds ends on Wednesday, the latest blow to a country rattled by economic pain and social unrest.

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Maithripala informs Ranil, SLFP will support correct decision by Government to resolve economic crisis

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says it would support all correct decisions taken by the government to resolve the current economic crisis in the country, party’s chairman Maithripala Sirisena says.

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New Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appoints committee to protect protest site in Colombo

Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s new prime minister who was sworn-in on Thursday, has appointed a committee to ensure protection for the ‘Gota Go Gama’ protest site in the country’s commercial capital of Colombo

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