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CID questions Namal Rajapaksa for four hours

Colombo Page - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:46am
May 21, Colombo: The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has recorded a statement from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna MP Namal Rajapaksa for nearly 4 hours over the violence near Temple Trees and Galle Face Green in Colombo on May 9.
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COPE instructs Litro Gas to distribute 60% of its LP gas cylinders to highly populated areas

Colombo Page - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:40am
May 21, Colombo: The Committee on Public Enterprises has instructed Litro Gas to distribute 60% of its LP gas cylinders to highly populated areas like Colombo and Gampaha and districts with limited alternative energy sources.
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Power cut schedule for GCE O / L examination period announced

Colombo Page - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:18am
May 21, Colombo: The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has announced the power cut schedule for the period of the GCE Ordinary Level Examination from May 22 to June 01.
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Fuel delivery will be suspended if transporters are threatened, Power and Energy Minister warns

Colombo Page - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:12am
May 21, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera said it has been reported that organized groups are preventing fuel trucks to pass certain areas demanding they be unloaded at different fuel stations and threatening to set fire to them.
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‘Manudam Mehewara’ Initiative by Dialog, MAS, Hemas & CBL reach 10,000 Families

Colombo Page - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 6:41am
May 21, Colombo: In a mission to provide emergency relief to the most vulnerable communities across the country amidst the ongoing economic crisis, the ‘Manudam Mehewara’ initiative reached its first milestone of aiding over 10,000 families in-need.
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COPA points out the need to raise awareness in Sri Lanka’s national flower

Colombo Page - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 6:34am
May 21, Colombo: The parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) has instructed the Ministry of Environment to make the public aware of the national flower of Sri Lanka as the ‘Water Lily Flower’ through the National Institute of Education, the University Grants Commission and other relevant agencies as well as newspaper advertisements.
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USD 16 million worth of assistance from people of India to Sri Lanka to start arriving from tomorrow

Colombo Page - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 5:57am
May 21, Colombo: A large humanitarian grant assistance consignment worth more than Rs. 2 billion from the people of India is scheduled to reach Colombo on Saturday (22 May 2022), the High Commission of India in Colombo said.
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Fitch Affirms SriLankan Airlines’ Government-Guaranteed Bonds at ‘C’

Colombo Page - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 5:42am
May 21, Colombo: itch Ratings has affirmed the rating on SriLankan Airlines Limited’s (SLA) USD175 million government-guaranteed 7% unsecured bonds due 25 June 2024 at ‘C’.
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Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka to ‘RD’

Colombo Page - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 5:25am
May 21, Colombo: Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency (LTFC) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘RD’ (restricted default) from ‘C’.
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Police obtain 484 photos and 73 videos from the public on attack on protesters

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 4:19pm
May 20, Colombo: Police Media Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said the police have received 484 photographs and 73 videos from the public regarding the attack on the Maina Go Gama in front of Temple Trees and the Gota Go Gama at the Galle Face.
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Sri Lanka PM welcomes G7 assistance in debt relief

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 3:56pm
May 20, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday welcomed the G7 announcement that they will assist the country in securing debt relief as it is grappling with its worst economic crisis since it won independence in 1948.
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Two petrol ships begin unloading

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 3:39pm
May 20, Colombo: Fuel from two petrol tankers that arrived in the country yesterday will be unloaded today and the distribution of petrol will commence soon, authorities said.
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SJB to take disciplinary action against Harin, Manusha

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 3:03pm
May 20, Colombo: Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella today said disciplinary action will be taken against the two members of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Harin Fernando and Manusha Nanayakkara who joined the government and accepted ministerial posts today (20).
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Leader of the House proposes to increase powers of all parliamentary Committees including COPE and COPA

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 2:49pm
May 20, Colombo: A motion to amend the Standing Orders and increase the powers of all Parliament Committees including COPE and COPA will be tabled in Parliament today or next week, the Leader of the House, Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in Parliament today (20).
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Committee on Public Finance summons CBSL Governor, Finance Secretary to discuss current economic crisis

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 2:39pm
May 20, Colombo: The parliamentary Committee on Public Finance, chaired by Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Member of Parliament, yesterday (19) decided to summon the Governor of the Central Bank, the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and other officials to the Committee on Finance next week to discuss the current economic crisis and the solutions.
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Sri Lanka - IMF technical talks to end on May 24th

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 8:46am
May 20, Colombo: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it expects to conclude technical discussions on a potential IMF loan program to Sri Lanka on the 24th.
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CPC suspends issuing fuel to several filling stations for non-compliance

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 8:18am
May 20, Colombo: The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has decided to suspend the supply of fuel to petrol stations that have acted contrary to the rules and regulations of the CPC.
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Nine new cabinet ministers in all-party government sworn in

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 7:58am
May 20, Colombo: Nine new Cabinet Ministers of the All Party Government of Sri Lanka were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this morning (20), President’s Media Division announced.
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Japan provides US$ 1.5 million for medicines in emergency aid to Sri Lanka through UNICEF

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 7:44am
May 20, Colombo: The Government of Japan is giving essential medicines to Sri Lanka through UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable population as the country grapples with shortages due to an economic crisis.
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Seylan Bank perseveres through macroeconomic challenges to retain momentum in Q1 2022

Colombo Page - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 7:06am
May 20, Colombo: Seylan Bank PLC recorded a Profit After Tax (PAT) of LKR 1.1 billion in Q1 2022, maintaining its forward momentum in a period of volatile macroeconomic challenges.
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