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Friday January 28th, 2022
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Sri Lanka's Litro Gas chairman may be changed: sources

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

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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.

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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."

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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.

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Sri Lanka presidential probe on gas explosions contradicts previous official claims

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

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.

Sri Lanka Court of Appeal orders LP gas companies to recall cylinders: report

The next writ hearing will be on January 26.

Mahadiya Hamza

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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

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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

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.

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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).

Mahadiya Hamza

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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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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