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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.

Twelve-hour water cut in parts of Kalutara today

A 12-hour water cut will be imposed in several areas of the Kalutara district today (08), the National Water Supply and Drainage board said.

Sequel to the power crisis on the cards?

With speculation rife over yet another spate of power cuts post Avurudu holidays, interested parties are once again trading allegations, adding to the confusion.

UK to introduce waste-to-electricity system in SL

The United Kingdom has agreed to introduce a system to Sri Lanka to generate electricity using waste materials as a solution for the possible power crisis that could take place in the future.

Colour coding for solid food from June 1st onwards

The Ministry of Health is introducing colour coding (traffic light system) for solid food including biscuits and sweetmeats from the 1st of June onwards

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