Wheat flour wholesale price dropped
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The wholesale price of wheat flour reduced from today (14) onwards, the Essential Food Commodity Importers & Traders Association says. Accordingly, the wholesale price of a wheat flour kilo has been reduced from Rs.375 to Rs.290 ..read more
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Power cuts on weekends to be reduced?
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The Minister of Power and Energy said that the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) would reduce power cuts during the weekends due to increase in hydro power generation as a result of prevailing weather conditions. Tweeting, Minister Kanchana Wijesekera said : "If rain continues to the catchment areas, CEB will keep the power cuts to a minimum. However CEB will manage the water resources available for future power generation ..read more
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New law for bank deposits
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The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has made it mandatory for licensed banks and licensed financial companies to maintain an unique identification number for customers when opening deposit accounts. The Central Bank issued the directives under the Banking Act No. 30 of 1988 and the Finance Business Act, No. 42 of 2011. Accordingly, it will be mandatory to record a unique identification number for each customer when making deposits with licensed banks and licensed financial companies from October 1 this year. However, the financial institutions have been given time till 31.12.2023 to finalize the ..read more
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Govt. squeezing the life out of people: Prof. Janak
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Any government in the world uses taxes as a main way to secure its income but we are very careful when talking about the Inland Revenue Act and related income and expenses, Professor Janak Kumarasinghe of the Business Studies Department at Sri Jayewardenepura University said. He said that the imposition of new taxes will affect employment and unemployment, the income and expenses of a business and the consumption of the general public in the country. Commenting further, he also said the government is trying to tell the world to downgrade the country's status from lower middle income to low ..read more
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Sergeant in hot water for kissing WPC
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A police sergeant had forcibly kissed a Woman Police Constable (WPC) attached to the Parliamentary Division, it was reported.    The Children and Women Bureau reported to Colombo Additional Magistrate Keminda Perera Yesterday (13) that investigations will be carried out regarding the incident.   The police sergeant had grabbed the WPC by the head, turned her towards him and kissed her on the forehead while she was reporting for duty on September 29. The WPC said in her complaint that the incident caused her great distress.  ..read more
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Maithri arrives at High Court
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  Former President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Colombo High Court Complex this morning (14).   The former president arrived at the High Court complex to appear when the petition filed requesting an order suspending the case related to the fundamental rights petition filed against him in the Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court regarding the Easter Sunday attack, is to be taken up in the court.   The petition is scheduled to be taken up before Appeal Court Judges Sobitha Rajakaruna and Dhammika Ganepola ..read more
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Train schedule to be revised from Oct. 20
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The revisions in the train schedule of the coastal line will come into effect from October 20, the Railways Department said. It had earlier decided to revise the train schedule of the coastal line with effect from yesterday (13), but later it was suspended. Accordingly, from the 20th, the trains are scheduled to run about 10 minutes before the current running time along the coastal line ..read more
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Two new police divisions to tackle crimes in South
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Two new police divisions named Matara Crime Division (MCD) and Galle Crime Division (GCD) have been set up in the Southern Province. Police said the MCD will focus on tackling crimes in Matara and Hambantota Districts while the GCD will assign officers to tackle crimes in Galle District. The MCD will be opened today (14) in Mirissa by Senior DIG in charge of the Southern Province Ajith Rohana. The new unit consists of 30 specially trained officers and the officers have been empowered with special weapons training, police said. The new unit is equipped with high-tech equipment as well. Mean ..read more
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Welipenna interchange of E01 flooded
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The Welipenna interchange of the Southern Expressway (E01) has been flooded due to torrential rains in the area. This has obstructed the movement of light vehicles and the Highway Maintenance Unit requested the public to use alternative access routes. Accordingly, the drivers can use either the Kurundugahahetekma or Dodangoda interchanges ..read more
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No COVID-19 deaths yesterday
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No COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed yesterday (12) by the Director-General of Health Services. Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll remains at 16,768 ..read more
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