Day: August 1, 2018

Prices of 25 essential drugs reduced

Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne yesterday said that the prices of 25 essential drugs would be reduced with immediate effect.



Import duty on vehicles below 1000cc increased

The import duty on vehicles which are less than 1000cc has been increased with effect from today (August 1), the Finance Ministry said.



Government should take prompt action to fulfill public demands – Namal

The Rs 10,000 salary increment for state employees has not yet been carried out properly, says MP Namal Rajapaksa.



Cigarettes prices go up with excise duty hike

The Finance Ministry announced the increase on excise duty on Cigarettes by Rs.3.80 per stick with effect from midnight yesterday, the Finance Ministry said.



US to back Sri Lanka to fulfill commitments under UN resolution

The United States today assured Sri Lanka’s minority Tamil community that it will continue to support the UN Human Rights Council resolutions for an independent international probe into alleged rights abuse during the war in Sri Lanka.



China donates warships to Sri Lanka and Philippines in drive to expand regional influence

China will donate warships to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in the latest effort to boost its military influence in the Indo-Pacific region.