India offers $500 million credit line to Sri Lanka for fuel purchase

India has offered a new Line of Credit (LOC) of USD 500 million to Sri Lanka for purchase of petroleum products.

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Generator shut down at Sapugaskanda power plant

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) says that a 63 megawatt (MW) power generator at the Sapugaskanda Power Plant has been shut down due to the lack of fuel.

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Sri Lanka pays USD 500 Million sovereign bond matured today

Sri Lanka has paid USD 500 million International Sovereign Bond that matured today (January 18), said Ajith Nivard Cabraal, the Central Bank Governor.

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Sri Lanka President delivers Government’s policy statement

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, delivering the government’s policy statement in Parliament today (January 18), said no changes have been made to the green agriculture policy implemented by his administration.

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Sialkot tragedy: $100,000, first salary, given to Sri Lankan manager’s widow

The first salary amounting to $1,667, committed by Rajco Industries for the next 10 years, had been transferred to the account of the widow of Sri Lankan manager Priyantha Kumara

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If CEB wants fuel, give us dollars – Udaya

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) earlier said it does not need diesel for January, suddenly out of the blue it goes back on its word and requests diesel on 11 January, Energy Minister Udaya Gamannpila said yesterday (January 17).

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More than 500 CEB engineers to report sick today over appointment of Acting GM

More than 500 engineers attached to the Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) will launch a sick-note campaign today near the CEB headquarters, CEBEU President Saumya Kumarawadu said.

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Veteran singer Neela Wickramasinghe passes away

Veteran Sri Lankan singer and musician Neela Wickramasinghe has passed away at the age of 71.

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CID will conduct thorough probe into Church grenade incident – Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary General (retd) Kamal Gunaratne dismissed allegations made by the Colombo Archbishop on the police investigations into the discovery of a hand grenade at the Borella All Saints’ Church.

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Government seeks to further burden the public – Sarath Fonseka

Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka says the government seeks to further burden the public.

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Three killed, 05 injured in head on collision accident in Ampara

Three persons were killed when a car collided head on with a tipper truck at Damana in Ampara today (January 16).

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4,000 ecstasy pills sent from Netherlands found at Central Mail Exchange

Officers of Sri Lanka Customs attached to the Central Mail Exchange recovered a consignment of 1.6 kgs of ecstasy pills containing methamphetamine which was sent from the Netherlands to a resident in Jaffna.

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Three drown, two missing while bathing in rivers

Three persons drowned and two boys aged 10 and 16 have gone missing while bathing in rivers in Siripagama and Koslanda yesterday (January 15).

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Keep your trust in us, President tells people at inauguration of 2nd segment of Expressway

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pledged yesterday to complete what he planned to do in five years, within the next three years of his term though the COVID-19 pandemic obstructed his development plans in the past two years.

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Ethugalpura Gateway: Second phase of Central Expressway declared open

The second phase of the Central Expressway (E-04) from Mirigama to Kurunegala (Ethugalpura Gateway) was declared open for the public today (January 15).

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SLFP says Government is losing control of country’s oil tanks

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says the government is losing control of the country’s oil tanks.

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