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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."

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.

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."

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
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."

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.

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
May 14, 2020 3 min read

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...

May 14, 2020 1 min read

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...

April 19, 2020 1 min read

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
April 18, 2020 3 min read

Power outages in Puttalam disrupt supply to 7,000 homes

Power supply to about 7,000 households in the Puttalam district was disrupted last night due to outages caused by strong...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 16, 2020 1 min read

Gotabaya orders Secretaries to "restart services"in the next few days

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has told Secretaries to Ministries to restart state and private sector services in the next...

April 16, 2020 3 min read

Govt purchases nearly 1 million kg of vegetables in Sri Lanka amid COVID-19 curfew

The government of Sri Lanka has purchased a total of 904,010kg of vegetables under a programme initiated by the presiden...

April 13, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka declares three districts as "high risk" for COVID19; organises home delivery of essentials

Sri Lanka has declared three districts including that of the capital Colombo as high risk for the spread of COVID19 and ...

March 24, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka delays tax and debt collections, state to intervene in financial markets

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a statement said a host of new relief measures to combat the COVID-19 coronav...

March 24, 2020 4 min read

Co-op stores to open soon as curfew is lifted

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has advised officials to ensure that food and other essential commodities are released ...

March 21, 2020 1 min read
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No reason to delay reducing fuel prices: JVP

The government has failed to decrease fuel prices when it could’ve easily matched the dramatic drop in prices globally...

March 11, 2020 2 min read

Big Onions to cost more

ECONOMYNEXT-The Finance Ministry has increased the minimum guaranteed price of the government for big onions from Rs 60 ...

March 6, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka slaps price controls on onions

Sri Lanka government has imposed a maximum price for imported Big Onions effective February 23, 2020, the Sri Lanka Cons...

February 26, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka taxpayers buy Rs.260.5mn in paddy at guaranteed price

The Sri Lankan taxpayer has bought 260.5 million rupees in paddy at a guaranteed price from farmers since January 29 wit...

February 19, 2020 2 min read

Dealing with the gig economy

Worries about the rise of the gig economy are mostly overblown, but its tax and technology policy ramifications require ...

Shamindra Kulamannage
February 15, 2020 10 min read

Attempted stabbing incident: Uber responds

San Francisco based ride-hailing company Uber is in the news again in Sri Lanka as a social media post recounting an inc...

Himal Kotelawala
February 13, 2020 4 min read

Govt has stopped salary and pension increments of public servants - UNP

The main opposition United National Party is accusing the government of suspending the salary and pension increments of ...

February 13, 2020 2 min read

The public must be told what relief they can expect from tax cuts - Vasu

The public needs to be informed about the drop in prices of essentials after the tax cuts imposed by the government Stat...

February 6, 2020 1 min read

Issuance of medical reports for some drivers' licenses to be decentralised

Government has decided to centralise the issuance of medical reports needed for the drivers’ licence of light vehicles...

February 6, 2020 1 min read

Pay parking or the CMC will clamp your ride

If you find your parked car has its wheel clamped in the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) area, that is because you have ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
January 31, 2020 2 min read
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