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Cabinet approval granted for 03 foreign companies in China, Australia, USA to enter Sri Lanka’s fuel market

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has given the green light to award licences to China’s Sinopec, Australia’s United Petroleum and RM Parks of the USA, in collaboration with multinational oil and gas company – Shell plc to enter the Fuel Retail market in Sri Lanka.

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Attack on Galle Face protesters: Court dismisses petition against SDIG Deshabandu Thennakoon

A writ petition filed by a lawyer seeking an order directing the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to arrest Western Province Senior DIG Deshabandu Thennakoon for his failure to prevent attacks on peaceful protesters at Galle Face was today (March 27) dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

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Sri Lanka’s access to growing Indian & African markets cannot be disrupted – President Ranil

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized during an interview organized by Harvard University on the 24th, through Zoom technology, that Sri Lanka’s access to the growing Indian and African markets should not be disrupted by any big power rivalry or conflict

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Sri Lanka needs laser-like focus on IMF programme implementation: Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy

There are three most important priorities for Sri Lanka in the wake of the IMF Programme; implementation, implementation and implementation of the agreed upon benchmarks of the programme. Last thing we need to suddenly find is that we have gone off the track of the programme and it is suspended, Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Former Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka said on Friday.

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State need not do business, says President, Seven State Owned Enterprises to be divested

The State need not engage in business as its mandate is to provide services such as education and maintain law and order, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said Thursday defending plans to divest government-held shares of seven state owned enterprises (SOEs).

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USD 121 Million paid to India from first tranche of IMF loan received to Sri Lanka

USD 121 million out of USD 333 million, the first tranche that was extended to Sri Lanka by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was used to pay the instalment of the Indian credit line yesterday (March 24), State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

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UNHRC concludes observations on reports on six countries including Sri Lanka

The Human Rights Committee said yesterday that it has concluded its one hundred and thirty-seventh session after adopting concluding observations on the reports of Egypt, Panama, Peru, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan and Zambia.

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10-hour water cut in Colombo and suburbs today (March 25)

The water supply for parts of Colombo and its suburbs will be interrupted for 10 hours today (March 25).

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Two Sri Lankan Police officers arrested with 2kg of Kerala cannabis

Sri Lanka’s Excise Department has arrested two police officers for selling 2 kilograms of Kerala cannabis.

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With IMF bailout, Sri Lanka will have healthy dollar reserves in 4 years – Central Bank Governor

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout will help bring Sri Lanka’s depleted foreign exchange reserve to pre-crisis levels in four years, said the country’s central bank governor.

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Japan provides USD 1.6 million to Sri Lankan women affected by socio-economic crisis

The Government of Japan has provided USD 1.6 million to UN Women in support of humanitarian assistance for women mostly affected by the socio-economic crisis in Sri Lanka.

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Several State-Owned Enterprises in Sri Lanka to undergo divestment process

A decision has been reached for the divestment of shares held by the state of several enterprises based on a cabinet decision reached on 13th March 2023, the State Owned Enterprises Restructuring Unit of the Finance Ministry announced.

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Local Government Election 2023: Postal Voting further delayed

Postal Voting for the 2023 Local Government Election in Sri Lanka has been further delayed.

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Urea fertiliser prices to be reduced

Several private fertiliser companies have decided to reduce the price of a 50kg Urea fertiliser bag by Rs. 7,500, Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera said.

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Milk powder prices going to decrease

The prices of imported milk powder will be reduced with effect from Monday (March 27), the Milk Powder Importers’ Association announced today (March 23).

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Basil Rajapaksa recommended bringing in Ranil Wickremesinghe – SLPP

State Minister Indika Anuruddha commended the efforts made by President Ranil Wickremesinghe during a media briefing convened by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

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