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Indian Government allows Sri Lankans to hold $10,000 worth of rupee in cash

Sri Lankans can now hold $10,000 worth of the Indian rupee (INR) in a physical form, though the INR would not be legal tender in Sri Lanka, after India approved a Sri Lankan request to designate the INR as the foreign currency.

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China welcomes Sri Lankan foreign minister’s remarks on ‘Chinese debt trap’

China welcomes Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry’s rebuttal of the narrative of the so-called Chinese “debt trap” in Sri Lanka, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said here on Monday.

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Third secretary of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman involved in Human Trafficking arrested

The third secretary of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman, E. Kushan was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers upon his arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning (November 29).

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Sri Lanka could experience longest ever power cuts in July – CEB union warns

The Independent Engineers’ Association of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) warns that the country will have to experience the longest power cut in history if sufficient stocks of coal are not received before April 15.

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Easter Sunday Attack accused hacked to death in Mattakkuliya

A 38-year old man who was arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attack and released on bail was brutally hacked to death today (November 28) at Mattakkuliya.

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Sri Lanka’s inflation expected to significantly cool in the coming months – CBSL Governor

Sri Lanka’s inflation is expected to significantly cool in the coming months after peaking near 70% this year, and the nation may gradually relax a currency band as inflows improve, central bank governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said.

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Sri Lanka to introduce Demerit points system for driving licences

Sri Lanka is going to implement a demerit point system for the driving licence from January 2023.

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Three Sri Lankan Cricketers got married Today

Three Sri Lankan cricketers who represent the Sri Lanka National Cricket team got married today (November 28) in three separate ceremonies held in Colombo.

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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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