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Grama Niladhari officer who threw 8-yr-old child into canal arrested

Grama Niladhari officer who threw 8-yr-old child into canal arrested

Central Bank decides to maintain policy rates

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has decided to maintain the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR) of the Central Bank at their current levels of 14.50 per cent and 15.50 per cent, respectively. MORE..

Showers expected in several provinces

The Department of Meteorology says showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Central, Uva, Eastern, Northern and North-Central provinces during the evening or night. MORE..

UNDCO Regional Director for Asia-Pacific calls on Minister Ali Sabry

Regional Director for Asia-Pacific from the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) David McLachlan-Karr has called on Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (Aug 17), UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer says. MORE..

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Laugfs slashes domestic gas prices

Laugfs Gas PLC, one of the two largest suppliers of liquefied petroleum (LP) gas in Sri Lanka, has decided to reduce the prices of its domestic LP gas effective from midnight today (Aug 17). MORE..

Coronavirus: 161 new cases and five more deaths confirmed

Sri Lanka’s death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 16,635 today after the Director General of Health Services confirmed 05 more Covid-19 related deaths in the country for yesterday (Aug 16). MORE..

CPC to begin refinery operations this week to operate without any interruptions

Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera met with commercial management and refinery officials of the Ceylon petroleum Corporation (CPC) this morning to discuss the cargo plans for September to December and refinery operations. MORE..

Sri Lanka and India to jointly host T20 World Cup 2026

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued the Men’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2023-27, reaffirming the international calendar for Full Member Nations across formats. MORE..

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‘If we keep arguing, then we all are going to suffer’ – President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe states that the emergency regulations will not be extended further as the situation of the country is getting back to normal and that it will lapse by the end of the week. MORE..

UN, Sri Lanka sign Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework

The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023-2027 was launched today (Aug 17) by the Government of Sri Lanka and the United Nations in Sri Lanka. MORE..

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