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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.


Showers and winds increase till 19th July

Showers and winds are likely to increase in the Southwest of the country till the 19th of July 2019, the Department of Meteorology said today (17 July).


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.


Travel + Leisure ranks Sri Lanka Best Island in the World

Popular travel magazine Travel + Leisure has ranked Sri Lanka No. 1 in its list of 15 Best Islands in the World.


858 women migrant workers back in the island

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) has by yesterday (11 July) brought in 858 expatriate women workers who were in ‘Suraksha’ safe houses maintained under the labour units of foreign embassies.


Project underway to assist small-scale rice mill owners

A project is underway to sell paddy stocks purchased by Government Agents to small-scale rice mill owners to strengthen their industry, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development P. Harrison told Parliament today.


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.


Over 8 million employed in 1Q of 2019

During the first quarter of 2019, the total number of employed persons in Sri Lanka is estimated at about 8.2 million. Of which, about 47.1 per cent engaged in the Service sector, 28.3 per cent in Industries sector and 24.7 per cent in the Agriculture sector.


Showers expected across the island

Atmospheric conditions are favourable for showers or thundershowers in many parts of the island, the Department of Meteorology said today (10 July).


MCC CEO keen on pushing controversial compact

Newly sworn-in Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Sean Cairncross says the agency is committed to advancing the proposed USD 480 million compact.


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