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Electricity charges to go up by 75% from tomorrow

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) today granted permission to increase the electricity tariff by 75% from tomorrow, PUCSL Chairman Janaka Rathnayake said.

Litro Gas prices reduced

Litro Gas Lanka Limited reduced the price of all categories of domestic LP Gas cylinders with effect from midnight yesterday (8). Accordingly, the price of a 12.5Kg cylinder was reduced by Rs.246, a 5Kg cylinder by Rs.99 and a 2.3Kg cylinder by Rs.45. Following the price reduction, the new prices of 12.5Kg cylinder is Rs. 4,664, 5Kg cylinder is Rs. 1,...

Price reduction for lunch pack, tea

The price of a lunch packet and a cup of tea will be reduced from today, Restaurant Owners’ Association President Asela Sampath said. He said the price of a lunch packet would be reduced by Rs.10 to 15 in view of the recent price reductions of LP Gas, fuel and other essential items. He said the new price of a cup...

One hour powercut today

The power cut will be reduced to one hour today the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) said. They said areas under groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W will face one hour powercur during the night time.

Yupun qualified for Semis at Birmingham

Among all the participants at the Men's 100m for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Yupun Abeykoon qualified for 100m Semi Final on August 3 as he finished the 100m heats in 10.06 seconds.

US Ambassador meets President

US Ambassador in Colombo Julie Chung called on President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (27). After offering her congratulations to the President, the Ambassador engaged in a friendly conversation with him. During the meeting, it was discussed advancing the existing relations between Sri Lanka and the United States through a strong approach and the Ambassador assured that she...

Five Covid deaths on Monday

Five Covid-19 deaths were reported on Monday the Government Information Department said. In a statement, the Government Information Department stated that five people over the age of 60 have passed away due to the virus. The dead included three males and two females. Also 119 Covid-19 cases were reported yesterday (26), it said.

Seven-hour water cut in some areas of Colombo

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Water supply has been interrupted for seven hours in order to carry out repairs to essential distribution improvement to the water supply network, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said. The watercut will impose on tomorrow (23) from 11.00 pm to 6.00 am on Sunday (24). Accordingly, water supply would be interrupted in Colombo 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Dinesh Gunawardena sworn in as PM

Dinesh Gunawardena was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Ranil Wickremesinghe a short while ago

Train fares to increase from tomorrow night

The Sri Lanka Railway Department has increased its ticket fares from midnight tomorrow, Railways General Manager, Dhammika Jayasundara said. He said the gazette notification on this revision was sent to print.