Frozen food prices in Sri Lanka will increase – Asela Sampath

The All-Island Canteen Owners’ Association predicts that the price of refrigerated and frozen goods such as yoghurt, ice cream and meat will increase due to the 75 percent hike in electricity tariffs.

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100,000 MT of urea fertiliser to be imported for Maha Season

The Ministry of Agriculture has taken steps to import 100,000 MT of Urea fertiliser for the Maha Season cultivation.

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‘Harak Kata’ arrested in Dubai

Dubai police arrested drug trafficker Nadun Chinthaka Wickramaratne alias ‘Harak Kata’, yesterday (August 11), police said.

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35,000 MT petrol shipment to arrive in Sri Lanka tonight (August 11)

A 35,000 MT petrol shipment is due to arrive in Colombo tonight (August 11), Minister of Power & Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said.

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Sri Lanka’s ousted president arrives in Thailand for temporary stay

Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Thailand on Thursday, according to three Reuters witnesses, as he seek temporary shelter in a second Southeast Asian country after fleeing his island nation last month amid mass protests.

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Ranjan Ramanayake to decide whether to apologize for contempt of court

Former Member of Parliament Ranjan Ramanayake is currently in discussions with his lawyers to decide whether to submit an apology for contempt of court, his legal consultants said today (August 11).

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Sri Lanka introduces reform bill to clip presidential powers

Sri Lanka’s justice minister submitted a proposed constitutional amendment to Parliament on Wednesday that would clip the powers of the president, a key demand of protesters calling for political reforms and solutions to the country’s worst economic crisis.

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Travel ban on Mahinda and Basil further extended

The Supreme Court today (August 10) further extended its interim order preventing former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa from leaving the country until September 05.

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Sri Lanka’s ousted president expected to go to Thailand

Sri Lanka’s ousted president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, is expected to arrive in Thailand on Thursday, seeking temporary shelter in a second Southeast Asian country after fleeing his island nation last month amid mass protests, two sources said.

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Sri Lanka’s postage charges to be increased from August 15

The postage charges in Sri Lanka are scheduled to be increased from the 15th August, 2022.

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4 people arrested with 19,000 litres of Diesel

The Police Special Task Force (STF) has arrested nearly 19,000 litres of diesel which was secretly taken out from the Hambantota fisheries harbour during a special operation last night (August 09).

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Pakistani warship heading to Colombo amidst row over Chinese research vessel

Sri Lanka has granted permission to the Chinese built-Pakistani guided missile frigate PNS Taimur to make a port call at Colombo while on its way to join the Pakistan Navy in Karachi.

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Sri Lanka President expresses gratitude to military personnel for safeguarding democracy

Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the nation must pay tribute to the members of the military, who safeguarded democracy by protecting the Legislature from violent protestors who sought to suppress the Executive.

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Sri Lanka’s electricity tariffs to increase by 75%

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) today granted permission to increase the electricity tariff by 75% from tomorrow (August 10), PUCSL Chairman Janaka Rathnayake said.

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UNFPA appeals for US $ 10.7 Million to meet urgent needs of Lankan women and girls affected by economic crisis

In an effort to deliver life-saving healthcare to more than two million women and girls in Sri Lanka over the next six months, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched an appeal for US $ 10.7 million to cater to the vulnerable groups.

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Cabinet nod to revise water and sewerage tariffs

The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to revise the tariffs for water and sewerage in Sri Lanka.

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