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Power cuts temporarily on hold as CPC resumes fuel supply to CEB

There will be no interruptions to the power supply for the time being as the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has temporarily resumed its fuel supply to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB).


Ranatunga nods to trade union demands

The General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Free Railway Employees’ Association Nadeera Manoj says that the Minister of Transport Arjuna Ranatunga agreed to look into the requests made by the trade unions at the meeting held with the Minister last afternoon (04 July).


Rail strike will end when demands are met – trade unions

Railway trade unions are willing to call off the ongoing train strike anytime if the authorities give a favourable response to their demands, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Free Railway Employees’ Association Nadeera Manoj said.


President declares Railways an essential public service

President Maithripala Sirisena by the powers vested on him had declared Sri Lanka Railways as an essential public service.


CEB going against court order – Consumer rights group

A consumer rights' advocacy group today accused the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) of going against a direct order by the Court of Appeal which quashed the controversial 2014 CEB engineers' salary circular in April this year.


24-hour water cut in Colombo suburbs

The water supply to some suburbs of Colombo will be disrupted for 24 hours tomorrow (26), the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) said


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.


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