An Echelon Media Company
Friday December 9th, 2022
Consumer Affairs

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

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

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

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
Sri Lanka to revise water tariffs to reflect operational costs

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

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.

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
Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 371.7757 371.7599
UK Pound 442.7119 438.8584
Euro 387.1945 385.3880
Aus Dollar 253.0234 251.0798
Yen 2.6686 2.6603
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 4.4818 4.4863
Korea Won 0.2748 0.2747
Oman Rial 944.1068 944.1068
Saudi Riyal 96.7270 96.7115
UAE Dirham 98.9627 98.9627
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,464.20 -3.19%
CSE All Share 8,087.04 -2.47%
Turnover Rs million 1,626,658,918 1,576,314,848
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 31.03 31.03
6-m bill 29.57 29.60
12-m bill 28.41 28.41
5-yr bond 27.49 27.57
8-yr bond 27.44 27.23
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 15.50 15.50
Gilt Repo 15.50 15.50
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

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...

September 8, 2020 2 min read

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...

September 1, 2020 3 min read

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...

August 18, 2020 1 min read

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...

July 16, 2020 2 min read

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...

July 9, 2020 2 min read

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...

July 7, 2020 2 min read

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
July 2, 2020 2 min read

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
June 18, 2020 3 min read

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
June 12, 2020 2 min read

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
May 28, 2020 2 min read