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Tough three weeks ahead for Sri Lanka with crippling fuel, gas shortages incoming: PM

“At the end of these three difficult weeks, we shall try to supply fuel and gas without disruptions."

June 7, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka PM asks COPE to summon Litro Gas officials over distribution delay

Angry consumers have started street protests on a daily basis by blocking roads demanding cooking gas.

May 19, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka chicken and eggs in crisis as soft-peg hits feed

Vets warned that farmers are culling layer chicken due to the lack of feed

March 24, 2022 3 min read
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Cooking gas shortages in Sri Lanka to be resolved in 7-10 days: cabinet spokesman

According to reports, a 12.5kg domestic Laugfs gas cylinder price was increased by 1,359 rupees to 4,199.

March 22, 2022 2 min read
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Milk powder prices in Sri Lanka spike again

A 400g pack will be sold at 790 rupees while a 1kg pack will be sold at 1,945 rupees.

Ceylon Fisheries Corporation, Uber join hands to deliver fish in Colombo

"We hope to expand to other cities in delivering quality seafood and seafood products at an affordable price."

Sri Lanka's Litro Gas chairman may be changed: sources

Litro has been in the midst of gas explosion controversy and shortages

Mahadiya Hamza and Chanka Jayasinghe
January 13, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka bakery owners warn of possible bread shortage

“People might not be able to buy bread even if they stand in queues,” said Jayawardena.

January 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Laugfs says unable to import cooking gas due to dollar shortage

"We are talking to all the banks, even Samurdhi banks, to see if they can give us dollars."

Mahadiya Hamza
January 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Litro gas to add 180,000 cooking gas cylinders to market

More than 800 cooking gas explosions have been recorded in Sri Lanka since October 2021.

Mahadiya Hamza
December 31, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka presidential probe on gas explosions contradicts previous official claims

"The cylinders, regulators, stoves, and other equipment have remained unchanged."

Shihar Aneez
December 22, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka’s mysterious gas explosions become nobody’s baby

Priyangani’s grieving widower now has but one goal: to take both the government and the gas company to court.

December 18, 2021 8 min read
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Sri Lanka Court of Appeal orders LP gas companies to recall cylinders: report

The next writ hearing will be on January 26.

Mahadiya Hamza
December 17, 2021 1 min read

More cooking gas explosions in Sri Lanka; HRCSL calls stakeholder discussion

Human Rights Commissioner Nimal Karunasiri said the gas companies have also been invited to the discussion.

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 9, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka gas explosion probe says blame lies largely with faulty accessories

The committee urged the public to refrain from testing for gas leaks using unsafe methods.

Mahadiya Hamza
December 6, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka opp lawmaker accuses govt of representing interests of "rice mafia"

The MP also claimed that the current leadership’s image as a fearless doer has waned.

September 29, 2021 3 min read
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Sri Lanka’s emergency regulations are to control food mafia: agriculture minister

“It is not a food shortage but a food mafia. The new emergency regulations are to control this mafia.”

September 6, 2021 4 min read

Sri Lanka to import Pakistan rice, establish mills after failed price stability efforts

Local consumers still pay higher prices amid rice shortage speculations.

August 18, 2021 2 min read

21-hour water cut in parts of Colombo on Saturday (10); plant capacities to be increased

Colombo  01, 02, 03, 07, 08, 09, 10, and 11 will see water supply interrupted for 21-hours from 9:00 AM Saturday (10).

Mahadiya Hamza
July 8, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka excise department contemplating a limited license for online liquor orders

The department has received requests from the industry, supermarket chains and consumers to permit online liquor orders

June 16, 2021 1 min read

Police nab gang repackaging expired jumbo peanuts

Police have nabbed a group repackaging expired packets of jumbo peanuts into packets with a new expiry date printed on t...

February 17, 2021 1 min read

Govt to intervene directly in the vegetable market to control prices

The government is planning to intervene in the produce market by purchasing directly from farmers and fixing profit marg...

December 14, 2020 2 min read
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Sri Lanka triples Maldive fish tax, dried fish doubled as Covid-19 fears hit fisheries

Sri Lanka has tripped a tax on Maldive fish imported from its South Asia neighbour and also raised a tax on fresh fish 3...

Mahadiya Hamza
November 5, 2020 1 min read
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Prices of canned fish, Onions and sugar reduced – President’s Office

Import duties on a number of essential items have been removed to ease the prices of goods such as canned fish, sugar an...

October 13, 2020 1 min read

Government to crackdown on pro-Cannabis lobby – Prime Minister

The government is taking a tough stance against those promoting the legalization of Marijuana with Prime Minister Mahind...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 7, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka launches countrywide E-waste collection project

Post offices around the country will collect E-waste starting from October 5 to October 11 to prevent harmful materials ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 1, 2020 2 min read
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