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Tuesday February 27th, 2024

Sri Lanka's CEB refuses to limit power cuts during exams despite regulator request

The PUCSL has been critical on excess electricity tariff hike planned by CEB

January 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka power regulator takes U-turn on retrospective electricity price hike

Sri Lankans face around 65% tariff hike on top of a similar price hike last year

January 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka president to provide free rice for poor amid rising discontent

Sri Lanka sees new anti-government protest amid high cost of living, taxes

January 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to call applications for new lubicrant suppliers

Parliament last year amended a law to liberalize the lubricant industry which was controlled by the loss-making CPC

January 10, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka ends QR code-enabled fuel rationing system

The minister told reporters on Friday that consumers can purchase fuel without scanning their QR code from now on.

Sri Lanka hikes petrol to Rs361, diesel to Rs341


Sri Lanka pays US$38mn for two coal ships: Minister

With these two vessels the Coal requirement before the monsoon deadline is fulfilled

April 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 3 hours 20 min power cuts on April 20

Two hour cuts in daytime and 1 hour 20 min cuts at night

April 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans price formula for fuel, electricity: Minister

We will introduce a price formula for fuel

April 19, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceypetco hikes petrol, diesel prices, halts rationing

Octane 92 price up to 338 rupees a litre while auto diesel prices raised by 64.2-pct to 289 rupees

April 19, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 3 hours power cuts on April 19

2 hours in the day time and 1 hour 20 minutes in the night

April 18, 2022 1 min read

Lanka IOC raises fuel prices to fresh record high

Latest hike will see price of Octane 92 rising 11.6% to record 338 rupees a litre, auto diesel by 35% to 289 rupees

April 18, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 4 hour power cuts on April 18

3 hours in the day time and 1 hour and 20 minutes in the evening

April 17, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka coal plant may shut in May unless two ships unloaded: sources

If the coal ships leave if no payment made next week, coal plant may shut in May

April 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka rations fuel to motorists as currency crisis continues

The move comes three days after Sri Lanka declared "preemptive default" on its foreign loans

April 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka CPC bans fuel supply in cans, barrels

This measure was also to channel the saved fuel to supply uninterrupted power during the Sinhala-Tamil new year

Mahadiya Hamza
April 12, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's CPC loses up to 1 billion rupees daily amid rupee fall

CPC is losing 110 rupees per litre of diesel sold and 52 rupees for a litre of petrol

April 12, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to reduce power cut duration from April 18 as rains start - PUCSL

The power cuts to be reduced due to enough availability of fuel, coal, and water

Mahadiya Hamza
April 11, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka's monthly fuel bill rises to $700 mln in April - CPC

"We are now spending 128 US dollar per barrel of diesel and 121 US dollars for petrol."

April 11, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka seeks second US$500mn oil credit from India: CPC

By end April about 375 to 400 million from the credit line would be used

April 11, 2022 1 min read

Two more die in Sri Lanka fuel queues amid shortage

Sri Lanka still face fuel shortage and motorists are forced to wait hours

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
April 11, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka schedules 4-hour power cuts for April 11, 12; 2h for April 16, 17

Sri Lanka's power cut duration reduced after receiving diesel via Indian fuel credit line

April 10, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka schedules power cuts up to 3.5 hours for April 09, 10

"Our plants still do not have adequate fuel supply to run fully."

April 8, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka has used 60-pct of USD 500 mln Indian fuel credit line - sources

Around 60 percent of the fuel credit has been already used

April 8, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka president's close ally admits blunders on IMF, rupee, debt restructuring 

"I was within and outside the cabinet telling that we should have gone to the IMF a year ago."

April 8, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka power regulator seeks diesel from India envoy

Therefore the Commission expects your intervention in securing a diesel stock of 37,000 Metric tonnes

April 7, 2022 1 min read
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