Day: November 1, 2018

Prices of Dhal, Chickpeas and black gram reduced

Special Commodity Levy on a kilo of Dhal was reduced by Rs.5, Chickpeas by Rs. 5 and black gram by Rs.25 per kilo from midnight today, Finance Ministry said.

Telecommunication Levy reduced from 25% to 15%

The Finance ministry said today telecommunication Levy of 25% will be reduced to 15% from midnight today.

Fuel price reduced

The price of a liter of Petrol was reduced by Rs.10 while a liter of Auto Diesel was reduced by Rs.7 with effect from midnight today.

New ministers sworn in

More cabinet ministers were sworn in at the Presidential Secretariat before President Maithripala Sirisena a short while ago.

Sri Lanka has no government at the moment – Ranil

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has plunged the island nation into a constitutional crisis, with Mr Wickremesinghe still refusing to leave the prime minister’s official residence, Temple Trees, in Colombo.


Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

Parliament to convene on the 5th of November

President Maithripala Sirisena had said that Parliament likely to be re-convened on Monday, November 5, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

I won’t stay even one hour if Ranil comes back: President

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he would neither let the North and East to be merged nor allow the country to be a federal state.

Inappropriate to comment on political crisis AG tells Speaker

Following a letter sent to the Attorney General, President’s Counsel Jayantha Jayasuriya, by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, seeking his opinion on the current political crisis that arose over the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Prime Minister, without convening the Parliament to decide on it, the AG responded that he considered giving an opinion on the appointment of the Premier as ‘inappropriate’.

US weighs in on political crisis in Sri Lanka

The United States weighed in Wednesday on a political crisis that has engulfed the Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka since the president abruptly fired the prime minister and replaced him with an authoritarian former leader who has been accused of serious human rights abuses.

No more excessive tax burdens: PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government must ensure that taxes will not become a burden to the public.