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Additional buses due to train strike – LPBOA

The President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) Gemunu Wijeratne says that the private buses are available islandwide, therefore, the commuters will not face inconvenience due to the railway strike.


15 – Hour water cut in Colombo

The water supply to several areas in the Colombo suburbs will be disrupted for 15 hours commencing from 9 a.m. tomorrow (21) till midnight on Saturday (22), the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said today (20).


Railway strike postponed

The railway trade unions have decided to temporarily suspend the planned strike action that was set to commence from midnight today (19) due to Minister of Transport Arjuna Ranatunga has agreed to schedule a meeting between the railway trade unions and the Finance Minister.


Insufficient rain for hydropower reservoirs – Ministry

The Ministry of Power and Energy says that main reservoirs have not received adequate rainfall in the past few months despite several places in the country experiencing heavy rains in the Monsoon season.


Normal Petrol price now Rs. 138 per litre

The price of a litre of 92 Octane petrol went up by three rupees to 138 rupees from midnight Monday


SIA denies agreeing to abolish Net Metering & Net Accounting

Denying media reports that it had agreed to a proposal to abolish the Net Metering and Net Accounting schemes, the Solar Industries Association (SIA) said it only agreed to the price revisions approved by the Cabinet in August 2016.


Eighty tons of rice unsuitable for human consumption discovered

The Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) have discovered 80 000 Kgs of rice which is unsuitable for human consumption from a warehouse in Hambantota.


Cabinet approves 12 solar power plant projects

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved seven solar power plant projects as proposed by Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake.


Beef banned in Kurunegala

Kurunegala Municipal Council (MC) has banned the sale of beef within city limits.


Imported onions to cost more

Imported big onions will cost more from tomorrow as the Government is set to impose increased taxes.


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