Category: Local News

Court of Appeal orders Immigration & Emigration Department to submit documents on Diana Gamage’s citizenship

The Court of Appeal has decided to inquire into the writ application filed by the social activist Oshala Herath seeking to invalidate State Minister Diana Gamage’s position as a Member of Parliament.

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Daily Exchange Rates from Central Bank of Sri Lanka

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has announced the official exchange rates for 28th November with the US dollar buying rate recorded at Rs. 360.29.

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After Bangladesh assisted Sri Lanka with $200 million, many countries made similar requests – PM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday shared that after helping Sri Lanka with currency swap, many countries communicated with her to get the same kind of assistance from Bangladesh.

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Litro Gas to release limited gas stocks to market until Wednesday

Due to the high demand during the festive season and the delay in the arrival of the ordered gas shipments to Sri Lanka, limited LP gas stocks will be released to the market until next Wednesday (November 30), The Litro Gas Company said.

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Sri Lanka’s prisons overloaded and exceeded capacity by 300%

Although the maximum number of inmates that can be held in the prisons across Sri Lanka is about 13,200, the entire prison system holds more than 26,000 inmates and among them, 16,000 are suspects, the Department of Prisons said.

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya prepared to take to the streets – Sajith

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says all sectors of the country have collapsed at present while individuals responsible for the present crisis are attempting to rise again.

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Circular on Dress Code for Sri Lankan Government workers from next week

Every government worker should report to work wearing official dress from next week based on the respective institution’s policies, the State Ministry of Provincial Councils and Local Government said.

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Sri Lanka to implement Law against Gold smugglers

The Sri Lankan Government has decided to implement law against people who come to Sri Lanka as air passengers for the purpose of smuggling gold articles unnecessarily, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

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Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka cross 600,000 mark

The tourist arrivals to the country for the first 20 days of November totalled 37,490, resulting in the total number of international visitors entering the country crossing the 600,000 mark.

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Curtailing inflation critical to avert Zimbabwe-like scenario – CBSL Governor

Although the prevailing high interest rate regime may discourage investments, Central Bank (CB) Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe asserted that curtailing inflation is more critical for the survival of businesses over low interest rates and to avert a Zimbabwe-like scenario.

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Sri Lanka increases visa charges for several categories from December 1

Visa charges for several categories including the issuance of dual citizenship and issuance of visas for children of Sri Lankan parents holding foreign passports have been raised with effect from December 01, 2022, the Department of Immigration & Emigration says.

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2021 G.C.E. Ordinary Level exam results released

The results of the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) Examination 2021 (held in 2022) was released today (November 25) and the results can be viewed on the Examination Department website www.doenets.lk or www.results.exams.gov.lk

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Man arrested for throwing out child from 3rd floor of Samagipura Housing Complex

Sri Lanka Police arrested a man for throwing an infant off the balcony of a 3rd floor unit at the Samagipura Housing Complex in Grandpass today (November 25).

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Diesel consignment donated by China to reach Colombo tomorrow (26)

The Government of China has donated 10.6 million litres (9,000 metric tonnes) of Diesel to Sri Lanka for farmers and fishermen in Sri Lanka.

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X-Press Pearl disaster: Captain and four others indicted in Colombo High Court

Indictments were served by the Colombo High Court today (November 25) on five accused including the Captain of the fire-ravaged container ship X-Press Perl and four other directors of the Local Agent of X-Press Perl vessel for causing damages to Sri Lanka’s oceanic environment.

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Sri Lanka among 20 Best Countries to visit – 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

Sri Lanka is among the 20 Best Countries in the World: 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveller.

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