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The Health Ministry has acknowledged that a total of 63 drugs have failed quality tests in 2023, Additional Secretary to the Health Ministry, Dr. Saman Rathnayake, disclosed during a news briefing held at the Ministry auditorium yesterday.

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Rohan Fernando, Chairman of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), has been removed from his post. Accordingly, Fernando said that the Board of Directors have removed him from his post as the Chairman of SLT.

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The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Destroyer SAMIDARE today (20) arrived at the port of Colombo on an official visit, the Sri Lanka Navy said.

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Sri Lanka has already notified India that the Indian Rupee is a designated foreign currency in its system, revealed Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday (20).

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The European Commission has suggested that the current GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus) scheme be extended by 04 years, amidst the ongoing negotiations for the EU’s new GSP+ arrangement.

Thursday, 20 July 2023 10:48

BIA staff stage protest over pay

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JStaffers of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake have reportedly launched a protest outside the premises of the airport, based on several demands.

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In the wake of ever increasing electricity bills, a large number of Sri Lankan households desist from using electricity due to economic hardships.

The number of electricity consumers who have a reading of zero on their meters, as a result of apparently not using electricity is increasing rapidly.

According to the Public Utilities Commission, the number of households who have refrained from using electricity and therefore have a zero meter reading after the increase in electricity tariffs has increased from 350,000 households to over 500,000 households.   

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India-Sri Lanka Joint Committee established under MOU on Passenger Transportation by Sea held a virtual meeting on 14th July 2023.

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The Motor Traffic Department (MTD) has taken a prompt initiative to blacklist vehicles that have failed to obtain revenue licenses for five consecutive years.

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The government has unveiled strategy to restructure the country's domestic debt, as the island nation attempts to recover from its worst-ever economic crisis while sticking to International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) directions to come out from the deep debt abyss.

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