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The government has withdrawn the controversial Sri Lanka Electricity (Amendment) Bill which would have given the Minister in charge of Power and Energy sweeping powers that the Attorney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


Special train services for school vacation, Esala festival

A special train service will be deployed from Colombo Fort to Badulla during the school vacation season, the Railways Department said in a statement.


Price formula for flour to be introduced – Buddhika Pathirana

A pricing formula will be implemented for flour in the near future, State Minister for Industry and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana said.


Strict action against those who use formalin in food – State Minister

Strict action will be taken through Consumer Affairs Authority (CFA) against those who misuse formalin for food preservation, State Minister of Industry and Commerce Buddhika Pathirana said.


CEB not paying interest for consumers’ security deposits – Consumer rights advocate

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) is not paying interest for security deposits consumers make when they sign up for the service, the Movement for Consumer Rights said.


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