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Real-time data will be added to Google Transit soon – NTC

The National Transport Commission (NTC) says that it is ready to provide real-time facilities to the commuters in the coming days.


Price of bread increased by Rs. 5

The All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association (ACBOA) has decided to increase the price of a loaf of bread by Rs. 5 with effect from today (17) midnight.


Railway trade unions warn of another strike

The railway trade unions will be forced to carry out another train strike if the jobs of the current informal workers of the department are not made permanent, the Chairman of All Ceylon Railway Union (ACRU) S.P Vithanage said.


Mixed generation plan to meet power shortage soon – Ravi

A mixed generation plan that uses both thermal and renewable energy will be implemented to meet the growing electricity demand, Power & Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake told Parliament today.


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


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