Day: November 8, 2017

Levies of several essential items reduced

The Ministry of Finance has reduced the special commodity levy on several essential items including potatoes, big onions, Dhal, coconut and vegetable oil.

US grants for promoting religious freedom in India, Sri Lanka

The US has announced a grant of nearly $500,000 for organisations which can come up with ideas and projects to promote religious freedom in India and Sri Lanka.

Presidential Committee to probe fuel shortage

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday appointed a Cabinet Sub-Committee to probe the cause of the crippling fuel shortage prevailing in the country.