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Circular on issuing petrol only to vehicles withdrawn

Petroleum Resources Development Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has directed relevant officials to withdraw the circular issued this morning for fuel stations to issue petrol only to vehicles, with immediate effect. Secretary to the ministry Upali Marasinghe had issued a circular to all filling stations declaring that petrol should be pumped only …

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Daya, Anoma visit ‘Art Lanka’

Primary industries minister Daya Gamage and chairperson of the UNP-affiliate Eksath Lak Wanitha Peramuna, deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage recently visited ‘Art Lanka’ Batik society office at Nawagampura in Ampara. The Primary Industries Ministry maintains this office to promote Batik industry in the district. The minister and the deputy minister …

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Oil prices gone up

Oil prices hit  their highest since July 2015 with Brent Crude oil trading at US $ 62.33 a barrel and US(WTI) Crude also traded to US$ 56 a barrel.

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Inflation up to 7.8-pct in Oct

The Colombo Consumers Price Index (CCPI) for all items for the month of October 2017 was 120.8, an increase of 1.1 index points or 0.98 percentage points compared to the month of September 2017, the Department of Census and Statics said.   This represents an increase of expenditure value by …

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