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Sri Lanka to introduce weekly fuel quota by July as costs shoot up - Minister

"I hope to have this system in place by the 1st week of July."

June 12, 2022 2 min read

WFP top official to visit Sri Lanka, says PM

Prime minister had expected food shortage to become severe in August.

June 11, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka shares rise for third day over business mogul's MP appointment

Investors are still nervous on Sri Lanka's political and economic uncertainties.

June 10, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka parliament nod to remove tender process in power projects amid protests

CEB trade unions were forced to call off their strike after president declared electricity supply as essential service.

June 9, 2022 4 min read
Sri Lanka expressway revenue surges in New Year holiday

On April 15 and 16, a total generation of 70,558,100 was collected from vehicles that used the expressway.

Call to repeal vagrancy law used by police to harass young couples in Sri Lanka

Couples are also targeted under section 365 A of the Penal Code which prohibits ‘gross indecency.’

Sri Lanka stocks close 0.88-pct down

Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.88 percent lower on Friday, with the benchmark index dragged lower by weaker bank share prices...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

Palaly airport to commence regional flight operations starting16 Oct

The Palaly airbase, which is beind developed into a Rs. 2.25 billion airport, will commence flight operations to India s...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition to build Jaffna young entrepreneurs

An exhibition aimed at building entrepreneurs will kick off in the northern Jaffna peninsular where subsidized credit wi...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Missing persons: 650 families eligible for allowance

Some 650 families of Sri Lanka's disappeared with Certificates of Absence (CoA) are eligible for a Rs. 6,000 monthly all...

Nisali De Silva
September 6, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka port terminal co-operation mooted to ease congestion

Worsening congestion at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port could be eased with more co-operation among its competing cargo termi...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Two cops in hot pursuit shot in Akuressa

Two police officers on duty on the Akuressa-Thibbatuwawa road were shot by an unidentified gunman earlier today (06), th...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

UNP will nominate me with blessings of Ranil, Karu - Sajith

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said he expected to be named the party's presidenti...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

SLFP has named candidate, Election Commissioner confirms

Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya confirmed to RepublicNext that the SLFP has submitted its candidate's name upon...

Imesh Ranasinghe
September 6, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee opens stronger, bond yields fall

The Sri Lanka rupee opened stronger at 180.00/80 to the US dollar on Friday, while bond yields fell and stocks opened 0....

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Sajith outlines policy objectives in online Q&A

In a live Q&A session streamed on Twitter and Facebook this afternoon, United National Party (UNP) presidential hopeful ...

September 5, 2019 7 min read
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Central Expressway issues will be sorted out - RDA

The Road Development Authority (RDA) is optimistic that the problems being faced in the construction of Phase One and T...

September 5, 2019 4 min read

Fire erupts in Ettampitiya

A fire has engulfed in Ettampititya, Pannagala area earlier today (05), the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

September 5, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to help Australia curtail "human-smuggling" operations

Sri Lanka has expressed its fullest support to Australia in curtailing what a Foreign Ministry press release is calling ...

September 5, 2019 2 min read

Special needs children not being served well - Auditor General

An Auditor General's report to be presented to COPA tomorrow faults the state system for not serving the country's Speci...

September 5, 2019 2 min read

Nearly 300 arrested over Easter Sunday attacks

A total of 293 suspects across the country have been arrested over the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks thus far, Police ...

September 5, 2019 1 min read

Families of missing persons to receive a monthly allowance

The families of missing persons will receive a monthly interim allowance of Rs.6000 from the 10th of October this year.

September 5, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka overnight rates edge up to support stability

Sri Lanka's short term rates have risen about 30 to 40 basis points to help restore monetary stability lost during Augus...

September 5, 2019 2 min read

President attends the Bohra Conference

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the World Annual Bohra Conference today (04) which is currently underway at the ...

September 4, 2019 1 min read

COPE probing corruption at Sri Lanka Cricket

SLC Charity paid official more than what was spent on "good works." Rs 50 million spent on "Cricket Campus" but no work ...

September 4, 2019 3 min read

NSB staff/office assistant recruitment highly irregular - COPE

COPE held today that since 2008 the National Savings Bank (NSB) has been recruiting staff assistants and office assitant...

September 4, 2019 1 min read