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Gas companies release LP gas to market from Monday
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 19:16 GMT
Dec 06, Colombo: LP gas companies Litro and LAUGFS have been given permission to release domestic gas to the market from today (06) subject to the recommendations and conditions of the Consumer Affairs Authority.
Sri Lanka, Egypt to expand defense cooperation to new areas
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 18:48 GMT
’s Defense Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne, who undertook an official visit to Egypt leading the Sri Lankan delegation to the EDEX 2021, had a fruitful discussion with Gen. Mohamed Zaki, Minister of Defense of Egypt on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, the Ministry of Defense said.
Prime Minister instructs to immediately resolve problems faced by Small and Medium Enterprises
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 17:59 GMT
Dec 06, Colombo: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday instructed the relevant officials to identify the problems faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in carrying on their business activities and provide them with immediate solutions.
Coronavirus update: 741 new COVID-19 cases identified Monday, total rises to 568,423
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 17:31 GMT
Dec 06, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 741 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Monday.
Sri Lanka Navy seizes about 275kg of Kerala cannabis in northern waters
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 17:20 GMT
Dec 06, Colombo: During a special operation conducted in seas off Madagal, Jaffna in Monday morning Sri Lanka Navy has seized about 275kg (with wet weight) of Kerala cannabis and arrested 02 suspects in connection to the incident, the Navy Media Unit said.
Transparency International Sri Lanka expresses concern over the delays in appointments to RTI Commission
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 16:42 GMT
Dec 06, Colombo: The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has expressed concern over the delay in appointing members to the Right to Information (RTI) Commission.
CEB engineers suspect sabotage, call for an investigation into the power outage
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 16:25 GMT
’ Association has called on the government to conduct an impartial inquiry into the recent power outages in Sri Lanka, which are suspected to be sabotage.
Sri Lanka reports 23 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, toll rises to 14,484
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 16:03 GMT
Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Monday reported 23 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Sunday, December 05.
Remains of Sri Lankan professional killed in Pakistan arrive in the island
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 15:36 GMT
Dec 06, Colombo: The remains of Diyawadanage Don Priyantha Kumar killed by a mob in Sialkot Pakistan over alleged blasphemy was brought back to Sri Lanka on Monday.
Minister of External Affairs of India calls on Foreign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 15:09 GMT
Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof. G. L Peiris and Minister of External Affairs of India Dr. S. Jaishankar discussed bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and India on the sidelines of the 5th Indian Ocean Conference in Abu Dhabi.
Ravi, Mahendran and others released from 11 charges in bond scam case
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 08:11 GMT
Dec 06, Colombo: Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar today ordered to release of several accused including former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, former Central Bank Governor Arjun Mahendran and Perpetual Treasury Director Arjun Aloysius from 11 charges out of 22 in connection with the Central Bank Bond Scam issue in 2016.
‘Keselwatte Fawas’
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 07:50 GMT
‘Keselwatte Fawas’.
’s efforts in resetting Sri Lankan economy for next normal
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 07:11 GMT
’s diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings will support the country’s premier economic forum, the Economic Summit 2021.
‘ice’ from a Sri Lankan passenger
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 06:00 GMT
‘ice’ while inspecting a Sri Lankan passenger arrived on board SriLankan Airlines flight UL 126 from Chennai, India today.
’ meeting today as Opposition MPs continue to boycott parliament
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 05:30 GMT
Dec 06, Colombo: A special meeting of party leaders is scheduled to be held today (06) at 8.30 am under the chairmanship of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.
– Singer Sri Lanka partnership accelerates digitalization of payment ecosystem
Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 04:31 GMT
’s evolution in cashless and contactless payments, Sri Lanka’s most innovative private sector bank HNB PLC, partnered with Singer Sri Lanka to launch the Dynamic QR facility for the latter’s PoS (Point of Sales) terminals across the island.
Coronavirus update: 746 new COVID-19 cases identified Sunday, total rises to 567,682
Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 17:47 GMT
Dec 05, Colombo: According to Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, 746 new COVID-19 cases were reported so far on Sunday.
GMOA questions how the unvaccinated woman infected with omicron variant entered the country
Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 17:15 GMT
’ Association (GMOA) says that an immediate investigation should be carried out into how the Sri Lankan woman infected with the Omicron variant entered the country even though she had not been vaccinated.
Sri Lanka Tourism Minister says no plans to close the country again
Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 16:48 GMT
Dec 05, Colombo: Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says there are no plans to close the country again. He emphasizes that the government will take further action in this regard as per the health guidelines.
Sri Lanka Foreign Ministry coordinates repatriation of remains of Sri Lankan executive killed in Pakistan
Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 16:17 GMT
Dec 05, Colombo: The human remains of Diyawadanage Don Nandasiri Priyantha Kumara who was killed by a mob in Sialkot area in Pakistan on 03 December 2021 will be dispatched to Sri Lanka on 06 December 2021 through Sri Lankan Airlines at state cost, the Foreign Ministry said.
Sri Lanka reports another 21 Covid-19 deaths on Sunday, toll rises to 14,461
Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 15:32 GMT
Dec 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka Sunday reported 21 deaths due to COVID-19 after the figures were confirmed by the Director General of Health Services on Saturday, December 04.
Leading Singaporean edtech platform Tutopiya provides Sri Lankan tutors with global teaching opportunities
Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 15:24 GMT
Dec 05, Colombo: Tutopiya, a Singapore-based edtech platform, announced the official launch of its tutor recruitment drive in Sri Lanka. This drive comes at a time when online tuition is necessary amidst the pandemic and social distancing measures across the globe.
Sri Lankan President calls on everyone in the region to work together to revive the regional economy
Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 15:02 GMT
’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivering the Inaugural Address at the Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) held in Abu Dhabi on Saturday emphasized that everyone in the region should work together to revive the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Sapugaskanda oil refinery to resume operations fromTuesday - Energy Minister
Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 07:36 GMT
Dec 05, Colombo: The Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila Sapugaskanda oil refinery which was closed temporarily will resume operations from Tuesday.
The body of Sri Lankan executive killed in Pakistan will be flown to the island tomorrow
Sun, Dec 5, 2021, 07:20 GMT
Dec 05, Colombo: The body of Sri Lankan executive Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana, who was brutally murdered while working in a factory in Pakistan, will be brought to Sri Lanka tomorrow (06), the Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad said.
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