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Tuesday September 28th, 2021
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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.”

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

Local consumers still pay higher prices amid rice shortage speculations.

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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).

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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

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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...

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...

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

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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...

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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

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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

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State Minister says poor quality goods are being imported

State Minister of Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection Lasantha Alagiyawanna is saying t...

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Minister Gammanpila supports the introduction of PayPal to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka will introduce PayPal for people living here once some security concerns are resolved, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Ud...

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Government Parliamentarians give nod to ban on cattle slaughter

Sri Lanka’s governing party Members of Parliament agreed today to bring about a ban on cattle slaughter in the country...

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Sri Lanka to continue with import restrictions on foodstuff - President

The government will not roll back import restrictions imposed on foodstuff as it will continue to encourage local produc...

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Efforts to implement Trilingual packaging for 76 consumer products halted.

The implementation of mandatory trilingual packaging for 76 products has been stopped, for now, a senior official told E...

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CEB customers need to pay only what they paid in February for March, April and May - Cabinet

Electricity consumers facing huge bills after the COVID 19 lockdown are to be given further relief at a loss of Rs 3bn t...

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More relief for electricity consumers struggling to pay inflated bills caused by the COVID lockdown

The Cabinet of Ministers at their weekly meeting today considered a number of concessions for consumers proposed by Powe...

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Bandula reassures Senior Citizens that their interest rates will not fall as special Seniors' deposi...

The government has not done any changes to the interest rates in senior citizen’s accounts, Minister Bandula Gunawarde...

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Government asks electricity consumers to pay their bills, relief measures will follow

The government is asking electricity consumers to pay their bills in full for now until a proper method for relief is fo...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka's Senior Citizens' incomes will take a hit as interest rates set to fall steeply - Economi...

Sri Lanka’s hundreds of thousands of Senior Citizens who have invested their lives’ savings in Fixed Deposits and ar...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Vehicle lease payers to meet President on six-month moratorium

With complaints mounting that a promised six-month debt moratorium for lease agreements has yet to materialise, a group ...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Government has not "surrendered to big rice millers" - Bandula

The government is dismissing allegations that it has given in to the so-called “Rice Mafia” by increasing the contro...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Electricity Consumers to be given a grace period to pay their bills

Electricity consumers concerned at having to pay huge amounts because charges for the past two or three months have accu...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Govt confirms Private Sector will not let go any employees due to COVID 19

The Private sector Employers’ Union has agreed not to terminate any employee due to the financial crisis created in th...

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Liquor stores may operate during curfew-relaxed hours: Sri Lanka Excise Department

Licensed liquor stores and retailers may operate in areas where curfew will be relaxed starting tomorrow, the Excise Dep...

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PUCSL extends electrical and plumbing maintenance service during COVID-19 lockdown to all of Sri Lan...

A regulator-led initiative to provide solutions for electrical and plumbing issues in Sri Lanka’s Western province hou...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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