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Tuesday May 24th, 2022

Gas shortages in Sri Lanka lead to innovative use of computer cooling fans for cooking

Average Sri Lankans are struggling meet the ends with sharp increase in prices of cooking gas amid shortage.

May 24, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka to advertise plots for oil exploration: power and energy minister

Wijesekara made this announcement at the weekly cabinet media briefing Tuesday morning.

May 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceypetco raises fuel price to record high in line with pricing formula - Minister

Motorists around the country have queued for fuel, but the government was unable to supply.

May 24, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka receives 40,000MT of petrol under Indian credit line

Three shipments have arrived already. A diesel cargo on May 15 and May 21st reached Colombo.

May 23, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lankans advised not to purchase fuel from third parties

In a tweet posted Monday morning, Wijesekara asked the public to report such vendors.

Sri Lanka utility regulator rubbishes "baseless" power cut forecasts by politicians

Ratnayake also urged citizens to keep the upcoming GCE Ordinary Level examinations in mind when conducting protests.

Mob sets Sri Lanka fuel station owner's house on fire amid petrol queues

Fuel was being supplied until late afternoon Saturday until stocks ran out.

Neshella Perera
May 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's daily power cuts to be reduced to three hours from May 23

There will be no power cuts on Saturday (22) and the following Saturday (29) due to the GCE Ordinary Level exams.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 22, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka looks for dollars to pay Russia crude ship

It has 90,000 metric tonnes of Siberian Light Crude

May 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka energy minister says adequate fuel stocks will be available over next 10 days

The energy minister attempted to reassure consumers that there would be no shortage going forward.

May 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to suspend fuel supply to filling stations where protestors block roads

Protests demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa continue around the island.

Neshella Perera
May 21, 2022 2 min read

Amid shortage, Sri Lanka suspends filling station licenses for hoarding fuel

The banned stations are in Makola South, Naalla, Pethiyagodda and Mirigama.

May 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka power cuts after 6.00 pm halted from May 22 for school exams

Hydro power generation is on the rise, all power plants in Norochcholai will be operational from Monday

Dulya de Silva
May 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka legislators sought hotel accommodation amid petrol shortages: Speaker

"They asked me to book a hotel for them to stay here," said the Speaker.

May 19, 2022 4 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 fuel crisis: state workers asked to stay home, public asked to limit travel on May 20

Sri Lankans have been asked to stay off petrol queues as no petrol will be distributed till the May 21/22 weekend.

May 19, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 3 hours 40 mins from May 19-21

The government has said it has secured diesel supply from Indian credit line.

May 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to start cooking gas distribution from May 19 - Litro chairman

People have started street protests demanding cooking gas from the government.

Mahadiya Hamza
May 18, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka's CPC owes US$730mn for past oil, in talks for petrol ship

A petrol ship in Sri Lanka waters but the supplier was owed US$53mn

May 18, 2022 1 min read

No petrol in Sri Lanka till May 20/21 weekend: Energy Minister

"With the CBSL giving us a new schedule, we have given a promise in writing to make the payments in the next 15 days."

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 18, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board loses Rs32bn in 1Q as price hikes stalled

Short term borrowings shot up to 58 billion rupees by March 2022 from 33 billion rupees, from December 2021

May 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 3 hours 40 mins on May 18

Two hour cuts in daytime and 1 hours 40 minutes at night

May 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 3 hours 40 mins on May 17

"There is a possibility that the daily power outages will increase to 15 hours a day" - Prime Minister

May 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM says CPC still incurs losses despite fuel price hike

Prime Minister says the CPC can no longer bear the losses.

May 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka PM explains energy sector's gloomy picture, possibility of 15-hr power cut

New Prime Minister reveals the grim reality of the economy

May 16, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka brings down power cut duration to 3 hour 20 mins for May 14

The CEB has not operated any thermal power plant in the last two days because there was no fuel - PUCSL chief

May 14, 2022 2 min read
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