Day: May 11, 2018

Bus fare to increase by 10%: LPBOA

Bus fares for private busses are expected to be increased by a minimum of 10 percent with effect from next week, the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne said today.

Fowzie sworn in as State Minister of National Unity and Reconciliation

UPFA MP A.H.M.Fowzie was sworn in as the National Unity and Reconciliation State Minister before President Maithripala Sirisena this morning.

Thel Kumara shot dead in Trincomalee

Hendavitharanage Selin Kumara alias ‘Thel Kumara’ has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Trincomalee this morning (11), police said.

Fuel prices will be reviewed every two months – Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the prices of fuel would be reviewed every two months and the prices would be changed accordingly.

Sri Lanka sharply raises fuel prices under IMF pressure

Sri Lanka hiked fuel prices Thursday by up to 130 percent following pressure from the International Monetary Fund and its central bank to reduce the burden of heavy subsidies on its struggling economy.