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DMT closed on Thursdays, Fridays due to fuel, transport crisis

The Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) will not to open the department for public services on Thursdays and Fridays, DMT Commissioner General Sumith C.K. Alahakoon said. He said the decision was taken following the issues in the transport sector due to the existing fuel supply restrictions in the country and as the department's staffers are unable to use public as...

Bus fare hike by 22%from tonight

According to the annual interim bus fare revision, the fare has been increased by 22% as of midnight today, according to National Transport Commission (NTC) Director General Nilan Miranda. Addressing the media today at the information department, he said the minimum bus fare will be Rs.40.

Three hour power cuts from June 27-July 3

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) yesterday approved power cuts running to 3 hours per day from June 27- July 3.

SJB has decided to boycott Parliament

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) has decided to boycott Parliament from today, Party General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara said.

Minimum age for SL women working abroad amended

The government has amended the minimum age limit for Sri Lankan women leaving for foreign employment as domestic aides to 21 years of age. The decision was announced at the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Government Information Department.

STF arrests man for transporting over 1 kg of ICE drugs

A 37-year-old man was arrested while transporting more than 1 kg of Methamphetamine known as ICE drugs in Wattala. Following information received by the STF Gonahena Camp, the suspect was arrested with 1 kilogram and 20 grams of ice which has a street value of more than Rs. 10 million.

83 MOH Divisions declared Dengue High Risk Zones

National Dengue Control Unit Director Dr. Sudath Samaraweera yesterday said that 83 Medical Officer of Health Divisions (MOH) in 16 districts have been declared as Dengue High Risk Zones as the number of dengue cases have seen an unprecedented increase. He said that Colombo District has been declared as the high risk district and 18 MOH divisions in the district...

Gazette Extraordinary issued

A Gazette Extraordinary issued on Thursday night creating two new portfolios, namely, Minister of Technology and Investment Promotion and Minister of Women, Child Affairs and Social Empowerment by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Accordingly, a total of 15 departments, statutory institutions and public corporations have been brought under the Minister of Technology and Investment.

Farmers’ loans should be written off 100% – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Farmers’ loans taken for cultivation of less than two hectares should be written off one hundred percent, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday. “We know that farming families who cultivate paddy on small lands are in a very precarious position. Farmers’ loans obtained by farmers with less than two hectares of land will be stopped immediately.

No distribution until Wednesday: LITRO

While refuting social media reports of gas price revision, LITRO Gas Lanka Limited said it has not yet decided to increase the prices of gas cylinders, a company spokesman said. Meanwhile, he stated that domestic gas cylinders weighing 12.5 kg, 5 kg, and 2.3 kg will not be distributed until Wednesday (8).