All schools in Sri Lanka will be closed from July 04 to July 08

All Government and Government approved schools in Sri Lanka will be closed from 04th July to 08th July, 2022, the Ministry of Education said.

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Man arrested for illegal possession of fuel including 6,400 litres of diesel

Based on information received by the Kilinochchi Police, a 25-year old man had been arrested for the illegal possession of fuel including 6,400 litres of diesel during a raid in Kilinochchi today morning (July 03).

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Sri Lanka struggling to pay for fuel shipments, minister says

Sri Lanka is struggling to raise $587 million to pay for about half a dozen fuel shipments, a top minister said on Sunday as the cash-strapped country tries to cope with its worst financial crisis in decades.

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Sri Lanka expecting four fuel shipments this month

Four fuel shipments are expected to arrive in Sri Lanka this month, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said.

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Ceylon Electricity Board’s breakdown services break down

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) authorities have instructed Area Engendering Offices and Breakdown Services Depots to stop services due to lack of fuel to report to work.

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Jackson Anthony and two others hospitalised after vehicle hits elephant

Sri Lankan actor Jackson Anthony and two other persons were injured after the cab they were travelling collided with a wild elephant at Thalawa in Anuradhapura yesterday (July 02).

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Lanka IOC’s update on fuel shipment arrival

Three shipments of petrol and diesel are due to reach Sri Lanka this month and in August, Lanka IOC says.

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Kandakadu Unrest: Four military personnel arrested over inmate’s death

Two Air Force Sergeants, an Army Staff Sergeant and an Army Sergeant were arrested in connection with the death of an inmate on 29th June at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre in Polonnaruwa.

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Sri Lankan Government to offer Rs.7,500 allowance to worst-hit citizens from World Bank, Asian Development Bank fund

In a bid to support the people from the worsening economic crisis that has made it challenging to access food, fuel and gas, the Sri Lankan government yesterday (July 01) said it is gearing up to provide a fresh round of assistance to those severely impacted.

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Lahiru Weerasekera, Ratta and Rathkarawwe Jinarathana Thero granted bail

YouTuber Rathindu Senaratne alias “Ratta”, the national organiser of ‘Youth for Change’ Lahiru Weerasekara and Venerable Rathkarawwe Jinarathana Thero were granted bail today (July 01).

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Fuel Crisis: 22 Train journeys cancelled as workers unable to report to work

A total of 22 train journeys including office and intercity trains scheduled for today (July 01) have been cancelled as railway guards were unable to report to work due to lack of fuel, the Sri Lanka Railways Station Masters’ Union (SLRSMU) said.

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Japan will not help Sri Lanka now

Japanese Ambassador in Colombo Mizukoshi Hideaki who met the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday (June 30) had reportedly said that there is a risk of financial assistance to Sri Lanka being mismanaged and hence Japan will not support the country at this point.

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Inflation surpasses 54% for the first time in history

Sri Lanka’s headline inflation, as measured by the year-on-year (Y-o-Y) change in the Colombo Consumer Price Index, soared to 54.6 percent in June from 39.1 percent in May this year, the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) said yesterday (June 30) in a press release.

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Sri Lanka crisis gives India chance to gain sway vs China

Sri Lanka’s strategic location has attracted outsized interest in the small island nation from regional giants China and India for more than a decade, with Beijing and its free-flowing loans and infrastructure investments widely seen as having gained the upper hand in the quest for influence.

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Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe re-appointed CBSL Governor for 6 more years

Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe was re-appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) for the next six years by Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (June 30).

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Six persons sentenced to death over a murder 22 years ago

Six persons were sentenced to death after they were convicted of murdering five people in year 2000.

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