Day: September 19, 2018

Wholesale price of sugar increased – importers

The wholesale price of sugar will be increased by Rs 15 per kilogram with immediate effect, according to the Sugar Importers’ Association.



Sri Lankan Rupee depreciates further

The Sri Lankan Rupee has further depreciated against the US Dollar as the selling price hikes up to Rs 167.14 per US Dollar.



Bus fare increased again by 4%

Minister of Transport Nimal Siripala de Silva says that bus fares will be increased by 4% with effect from midnight tomorrow (20).



Knife-wielding robber makes off with Rs 1.7 million from finance company

A man wearing a full face helmet had robbed Rs.1.7 million worth cash from a finance company at Chavakachcheri in Jaffna this morning.



No eye-witness or video clip to prove assassination plot Nalaka cannot be arrested – Samarasinghe

If the President’s life is in peril, this Government will take the action necessary according to the existing law, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said yesterday (18).



House calls for arrest of DIG

UPFA MPs, yesterday, demanded that DIG Nalaka Silva be arrested over an alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.



Sri Lanka stops import of Iranian oil ahead of sanctions

Sri Lanka has stopped crude imports from Iran and is actively switching to other crude grades, as South Asian importers, including India, significantly restrict supply in anticipation of US sanctions against Tehran.