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Sri Lanka signs over 100 agreements with foreign investors in 2022

Sri Lanka signs over 100 agreements with foreign investors in 2022

5,000 hectares of land to be used to prepare for predicted food crisis

The utilization of 5,000 hectares of land in Moneragala, Kotiyagala and Kabilitta for farming was discussed yesterday (01 Dec), as a precautionary measure for the food crisis Sri Lanka is expected to face in the future. MORE..

Election body acknowledges 7 new political parties

The Election Commission has acknowledged seven new political parties as recognized political parties. MORE..

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President receives ‘attaché case’ of international standards from SL Army

The ‘attaché case’, Presidential Dispatch Bag, of international standard, was handed over to President Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning (02 Dec). MORE..

Nine locals detained at BIA over fraudulent migration attempt

A group of nine Sri Lankans have been detained by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and officers of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) after attempting to fraudulently leave the island. MORE..

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Electricity tariffs can be increased without PUCSL approval – CEB

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has claimed that an increase in electricity tariffs is possible even in the absence of approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL). MORE..

Daughter of Russian female killed in fatal accident left stranded in SL

Reports have claimed that no one has appeared to take guardianship of the 04-year-old daughter of a Russian native who was killed in an accident in Dalawella, Habardauwa yesterday (01 Dec). MORE..

President expresses condolences over death of former Chinese leader

President Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the Chinese Embassy this evening (02 Dec), to express his condolences on the passing of the former President of the People’s Republic of China, Jiang Zemin. MORE..

Power cut schedule for this weekend announced

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has approved power cuts of 2 hours and 20 minutes this weekend. MORE..

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Sri Lanka appeals to Maldives for investments in various sectors

Considering the long-standing friendship between the Maldives and Sri Lanka, President Ranil Wickremesinghe requested the Maldives to invest in Sri Lanka’s high-tech agriculture sector, cruise tourism and high-end tourism sectors. MORE..

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