U.S. President Joe Biden announces $20 million to strengthen food security in Sri Lanka

At the G7 Summit today (June 28), President of the United States Joe Biden announced $20 million in additional assistance to strengthen food security in Sri Lanka.

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Lanka IOC restricts sale of Petrol

Lanka IOC announced that it has imposed restrictions on the sale of petrol from its filling stations across the country with immediate effect.

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Sri Lanka seeks Fuel Credit Line from Qatar

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power and Energy Kachana Wijesekera says that he met with the Deputy Director-General of the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and discussed a possible Credit Line facility for Petroleum and Gas supply.

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Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Minister met Qatar’s Energy Affairs State Minister

Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera today (June 28) met with Qatar’s Energy Affairs State Minister and President and CEO of Qatar Energy, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, to discuss the supply of petroleum needs.

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Bus fares increased from July – minimum fare at Rs. 40

Bus fares will be increased by 30% and the minimum fare will be revised to Rs. 40 with effect from the 01st of July, the Private Bus Owners’ Association says.

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Duties, functions of Dhammika Perera’s new ministry gazetted

An extraordinary gazette notification has been issued detailing the institutional and legal framework of Dhammika Perera who was sworn in as the Investment Promotion Minister.

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Sri Lanka Navy arrests 47 people trying to migrate to Australia illegally

Sri Lanka Navy arrested a multi-day fishing trawler in western seas off Negombo on last night (June 27) with 47 persons attempting to illegally migrate into Australia.

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Sri Lanka to allow companies from oil producing nations to import fuel

The Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to a proposal to allow companies from oil producing nations to import fuel to the country and also be involved in the retail market.

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Sri Lanka to launch Cargo Ferry Service between Kankesanthurai and Tamil Nadu

The Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers have granted its approval to launch a cargo ferry service between Kankesanthurai (KKS) and the Karaikal Port, and Port of Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu.

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Energy Minister left for Qatar for talks on fuel imports

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera and Minister of Environment Ahamed Nazeer have left for Qatar this morning (June 28) to hold talks over the importation of fuel.

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Cabinet approval to gazette 22nd Amendment and table in Parliament of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers have approved the proposal to gazette the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution and to present it to the Parliament.

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Only essential services eligible to obtain fuel from midnight today (June 27)

The Government of Sri Lanka said that only essential services are eligible to obtain fuel from midnight today (June 27) to the 10th of July.

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Sri Lanka Army Inaugurates Stage 1 of Maize Cultivation in Niraviya Farm

The Sri Lanka Army, making great strides by throwing its full weight behind the government’s food security programme began its Stage 1 of Maize Cultivation Project this morning (June 27) at Niraviya Army Farm at Thambuttegama.

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Visiting high-level U.S. officials meet Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The visiting high-level delegation of officials representing the U.S. State Department and the Treasury Department met with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (June 27), the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung said.

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International Monetary Fund & World Bank won’t rebuild Sri Lanka – Anura Kumara Dissanayake

The National People’s Power (NPP) says it is prepared to run the country, if the President and the Prime Minister are prepared to hand over the governance to them.

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Crisis-hit Sri Lanka shuts schools, urges work from home to save fuel

Troops in Sri Lanka handed tokens on Monday to people queueing for petrol amid a severe fuel shortage in the nation battling its worst economic crisis in seven decades, while schools shut in Colombo and public employees were asked to work from home.

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