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Friday August 19th, 2022
Energy

Sri Lanka suspends distribution at filling stations that didn't adopt QR system

Authorities have said that any person engaged in black market activities will be fined and jailed.

August 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka energy minister seeks police probe into fuel distribution complaints

Wijesekera said the complaint also requests the CID to look into distribution irregularities.

August 19, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Laugfs Gas reduces cooking gas prices

The new price of a 12.5kg gas cylinder has been reduced by 1,050 rupees effective Wednesday August 17.

August 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka partners with USAID to convert petrol-run tuktuks to electricity

The move also aims to promote a greener transportation sector, a statement said.

August 17, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka gives provisional approval to two wind power projects by Adani Group

The announcement came at a time when relations between India and Sri Lanka are being tested.

Sri Lanka on track to receiving enough coal till April 2023: regulator

Sri Lanka has enough capacity to manage the next two weeks, while Unit 1 was brought back online.

No fuel price revision in Sri Lanka for August: energy ministry

“Fuel price revisions will take place again on September 01,” the ministry official said on Tuesday August 16.

Neshella Perera
August 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 3-hour power cuts from Aug 16 to 19

Currently only Unit 3 of the Norochcholai power plant is in operation.

Dulya de Silva
August 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka private bus owners expect to operate at 90 pct as schools reopen

"We plan to commence bus services 100 percent islandwide. If not 100 percent, at least 90 percent should be doable."

August 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka coal power plant breakdown won't affect Aug 15 power cut

The breakdown has occurred in Unit 1 of the plant.

Dulya de Silva
August 15, 2022 1 min read

Breakdown in Sri Lanka's Norochcholai power plant sees three-hour power cuts

Norochcholai has been in a constant state of breakdown or maintenance over the years.

Dulya de Silva
August 15, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's fuel QR system upgraded; multiple company vehicles under single-BRN

One BRN and a mobile number is enough to register commercial vehicles to the QR system

August 14, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 1 hour 20 minutes of power cuts for Aug 15, 16

Sri Lanka hiked its electricity tariffs for the first time in 9 years last week.

Dulya de Silva
August 14, 2022 1 min read

Explainer: Sri Lanka's electricity tariff hike and how it works

Electricity prices were last hiked in 2013 however were slashed almost by 25% in 2014

Dulya de Silva
August 14, 2022 6 min read

Sri Lanka free trade zone manufacturers alarmed by electricity tariff hike

FTZMA said the high tariffs which are driving up cost of production would make Sri Lankan products highly uncompetitive

Dulya de Silva
August 13, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka's CEB owes Rs137.9bn to CPC and IPPs: Minister

Total debts, including projects loans for expansion was now valued at Rs612bn

August 12, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka to acquire 35,000MT of petrol; unloading on Aug 12

Wijesekara tweeted that the ship will arrive at the Colombo port Thursday night.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 11, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce new electricity tariff scheme for low-income households

These new rates, proposed by the CEB, have been approved by the PUCSL, will be effective next week, he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 10, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka schedules one-hour power cuts for Aug 12, 13, no outages on Aug 11, 14

“On holidays, power consumption goes down by almost 10 percent. That benefit is being passed down to the people."

Dulya de Silva
August 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Sapugaskanda oil refinery to resume operations on Aug 15: minister

It will be reopened upon the anticipated arrival of a crude oil shipment on August 13, he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 10, 2022 3 min read

Select consumers in Sri Lanka required to pay electricity bills in dollars: regulator

The decision was made “despite several objections raised against the proposed scheme,” the PUCSL said.

Dulya de Silva
August 10, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to revise petroleum law to allow new distributors

90 percent of fuel distribution in Sri Lanka is done by the state-run Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka hikes electricity prices 75-pct after soft-peg collapse

This will be the first time electricity rates are increased in nine years.

Dulya de Silva
August 9, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet nod for cost-based cooking gas pricing formula

The decision will see gas prices revised on the fifth of every month according to the formula.

August 9, 2022 1 min read

LIOC responds to EOI to contract out Sri Lanka CPC filling stations

LIOC also go the approval to appoint 50 new dealers

August 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's state-run Litro announces cooking gas price drop

"I'm sure by next year we will be able to run smoothly," he said.

Dulya de Silva
August 8, 2022 2 min read
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