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‘Pulasthi’ off to Polonnaruwa

The new intercity express train service 'Pulasthi' from Colombo Fort to Polonnaruwa commenced its daily run yesterday (11), with President Maithripala Sirisena onboard for a portion of the train's maiden voyage.


Current set of MPs did not receive liquor licenses – Finance Ministry

The Ministry of Finance yesterday (05) said that none of the current set of parliamentarians have been issued a liquor license.


CAA to take legal action as Prima increases wheat flour price

Legal action will be taken against Prima Ceylon Ltd for increasing the price of wheat flour without its approval, the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) said.


Cabinet nod for integrated electronic solution for traffic violations

Cabinet yesterday approved a comprehensive integrated electronic solution for the management of data and information related to traffic offences.


New ID office to be opened in Galle on Friday

The Southern Province Office of the Department for Registration of Persons and launching of the one day service for National Identity cards will be declared opened under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Galle on Thursday (6 Sept).


Major expansion of passenger boat services planned

The government is planning a massive expansion of passenger and cargo boat services that will link Colombo with the suburbs, Negombo as far as Hanwella.


Boat service for public, launched; First month free

The boat service for transporting passengers operating along the Beira Lake from Union Place to Colombo Fort was launched under the auspices of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (22 August)


Boat transport service to be launched in Colombo for public use

The Megapolis and Western Development Ministry says that a boat service will be launched tomorrow (22 August), operating along the Beira Lake from Union Place to Colombo Fort.


Effective power regulation needed or blackouts could be experienced again – Prof. Samarajiva

Sri Lanka needs to ensure the Independence of the Electricity regulators - ASTW


Government withdraws controversial power Bill

The government has withdrawn the controversial Sri Lanka Electricity (Amendment) Bill which would have given the Minister in charge of Power and Energy sweeping powers that the Attorney General had said violates the Constitution


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