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A gazette notice will be issued making it mandatory for school vans to be painted in yellow, the Transport Ministry said today.

A five-member committee appointed to look into public complaints regarding the unreasonable increase in electricity tariffs during the curfew period, has reportedly proposed that relief measures be granted to electricity consumers, an official said yesterday.

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 08:11

Govt. to regulate construction industry

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has promulgated new regulations under the Construction Industry Development Act dealing with registration of skilled workers, issuing of ID cards, sanctioning and penalty for errant contractors, and disciplinary procedures for qualified persons in the industry.

With strict government regulations enforce, Sri Lanka is now enabling international ship repair, expanding its role as South Asia’s aviation and maritime hub with ports and airports open to cargo, humanitarian, technical and emergency services.

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) yesterday denied reports that Muslims have been urged to boycott Sampath Bank.

A group of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) candidates will join the UNP after the conclusion of the general elections, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said yesterday.

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 08:45

SLPP pledges to hold PC Polls this year

Assures working around the clock to hold the election this year
Says will use existing framework and develop it to address election delays

Massive consignment of around 74 imported ethanol containers of DCSL held at the Colombo Port by Sri Lanka Customs under the ethanol import ban effective from January 1, 2020 has been released recently on the Directive of the Finance Ministry, a Customs Department official said.

Korea in collaboration with UNICEF has stepped in to assist the safe operation of schools and the learning recovery of all children in Sri Lanka

Monday, 06 July 2020 08:14

Guidelines issued for postal voting

The National Election Commission has issued guidelines to be followed when marking postal ballots for the upcoming General Election.

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