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Lanka tea prices seen remaining high on global shortfall

Lankan tea prices were mostly firm or higher at this week’s auctions with high grown varieties rising sharply, some hitting record levels, and prices seen remaining high owing to the global shortfall in production, brokers said.   Asia Siyaka Commodities said low grown teas, which account for the bulk of …

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Petition against MP Kumara Welgama to be heard on Nov 29

The Colombo High Court has deiced to hear the petition against Kalutara District parliamentarian Kumara Welgama on the 29th of November. The petition requests to annul the permission provided to the Bribery Commission to revise the charge sheet against MP Welgama. The relevant permission to the Bribery Commission was granted …

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Sri Lanka 84th on global hunger index

Sri Lanka ranks 84th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index — behind Nepal, Myanmar and Iraq but ahead of Pakistan and India, according to a report. The country was ranked at 87 in last year’s report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). As per the …

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Prolonged rainfall may cause landslides in Galle – DMC

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) stated that, should rains continue at 100-150mm for the next 24 hours, landslides may occur in the surrounding areas of Galle extending up to the Neluwa divisional Secretariat region. All residents of Galle have been warned to be vigilant of potential landslides that may be …

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