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Sri Lanka rupee steady

The Sri Lanka rupee ended steady against the US dollar on Tuesday while gilt yields continued to increase and stocks closed 0.33 percent lower amidst foreign buying in Ceylon Cold Stores, dealers and brokers said. The rupee closed slightly weaker at 57.60/80 rupees against the US dollar in the spot …

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Land Rover marks its 70th anniversary

Land Rover marked its 70th anniversary with a global broadcast celebrating the world’s favourite 4x4s and the people who love them. Starring the cars and the people who make and drive them, the online programme paid tribute to seven decades of adventure, humanitarian aid and hard work across classes and …

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CEB to strike ?

The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) will commence a countrywide work-to-rule campaign and a non-cooperation action tomorrow (08), demanding the removal of Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL), Damitha Kumarasinghe and the implementation of the 2018-2037 Least Cost Long Term Generation Plan (LCLTGPL).   …

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Milk powder prices to go up

The price of milk powder manufactured from tomorrow (5), excluding infant milk powder, will be increased, the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) said. Accordingly the price of 1kg packet of milk powder will be increased by Rs 50 while the 400g packet will be increased by Rs 20. The Cost of …

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Several SriLankan flights delayed due to unforeseen reasons

Sri Lanka’s national carrier, SriLankan Airlines said several of the carrier’s flights were delayed on Thursday (May 03) due to a variety of reasons. The untimely sickness of a passenger inbound from the Gulf initiated a diversion to Cochin on one flight. Another aircraft inbound from Kuwait was caught in …

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Allowed for tea, rubber

The ban on the use of glyphosate has been partly lifted, with permission granted from today for its use in tea and rubber cultivation. Minister Navin Dissanayake made the announcement at a media briefing. The importation, distribution, sale and use of glyphosate were banned from 2015.

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Glyphosate ban lifted for tea and rubber

The ban which was imposed on the herbicide Glyphosate has been lifted for tea and rubber with effect from today (May 2), Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake said. The Cabinet last week decided to appoint an experts’ committee to decide on the usage of the banned agrochemical. The committee …

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Prices to be increased

With the Rs. 245 increase in the gas price, the prices of food will have to be increased, says the Lanka restaurant owners association. It says the price of a rice packet will be increased by Rs. 10 and a hopper by Rs. Two. However, the bakery owners association says …

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