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No increase in Wheat Flour price

The government is vigorously denying that there has been an increase in the price of Wheat Flour and has complained to the Elections Commission against Media outlets that have reported the increase, a statement from the Ministry of Finance says.

Don’t panic the cooking gas is here – Govt.

The cooking gas shortage should end in a few days and consumers should not panic, the government said today.

Litro Gas emergency LPG supplies on the way

State-run Litro Gas Plc has made an emergency purchase of 12,000 metric tonnes of liquefied petroleum gas to meet an ongoing LP shortage.

Jaffna International Airport opens

Sri Lanka’s third International airport at Palali on the Jaffna Peninsula was formally declared open this morning by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Railway strike called off

Following successful discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena, railway trade unions have decided to call of the ongoing strike, union representatives said.

Railway strikers face the sack

The Railway Department has decided to consider staff who have not returned to work due to the strike even without applying for sick leave as those who have vacated their posts.

Water filters serving kidney patients breaking down

Five Water Filtration Systems owned by the North Central Provincial Council used by kidney patients problems have broken down 11 times already this year

Former station masters come out of retirement as railway strike continues

As the ongoing railway strike enters its second week, ten commuter trains made their way to Colombo Fort this morning, with former station masters also coming out of retirement to help out.

Cabinet meets over railway strike

A special cabinet meeting convened by President Maithripala Sirisena is now underway to discuss the ongoing railway strike which entered its second consecutive day today.

SLTB cancels leave for all staff in face of railway strike

The SLTB temporarily cancelled leave for all staff today in order to implement a special island-wide transport plan in the face of the ongoing railway strike.

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