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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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At least 15 passengers have been hospitalised after a Colombo bound private bus from Badulla ran off the road and toppled at Demodara in Ella on the Badulla-Colombo road.

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The tax policy advisory of the Finance Ministry has given assurance to the business community that if there is no proper refunding mechanism in place, the removal of the Simplified Value-Added Tax (SVAT) scheme may not take place in January 2024, the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) said.

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A Special Gazette notification has been issued ordering to conduct a population and housing census for the years 2023-2024.

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Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s upcoming visit to New Delhi is expected to be “a point of positive transformation” in the relations between the two countries, Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra said on Tuesday (July 11).

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Another attempt to smuggle a stock of gold gel worth over Rs.160 million by five local traders concealed in their baggage bound for India was thwarted by the Sri Lanka Customs stationed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday afternoon.

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One-third of the total CT scanning machines in government hospitals are completely dysfunctional, medical professionals pointed out.

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