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Sri Lanka to revise water tariffs to reflect operational costs

The proposal had been made by the Minister of Water Supply.

August 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to appoint cost of living committee chaired by president as prices soar

Food prices in Sri Lanka rose 80.1 percent in the 12 months from June 2021 to June 2022.

July 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka can avoid food shortages by relaxing open account imports: Trade Minister

"With this, we expect to meet our needs without shortages, and also to reduce prices through competition," he said.

July 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Litro Gas acquires 100,000MT of LP gas using World Bank funds

The prime minister’s office said Thursday June 30 afternoon that the remaining 20 million dollars was from Litro.

June 30, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka power & energy minister defends "necessary" electricity tariff hike

It costs 32 rupees to generate one unit of electricity.

Sri Lanka canteen association to launch consumer rights political party

“If the parliamentarians can’t ensure our rights, then we might as well do it ourselves."

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

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

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
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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
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

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

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

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...

September 10, 2020 2 min read

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...

September 10, 2020 2 min read