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Sri Lanka CB did not approve luxury SUV imports for MPs: Governor
Date : Jun - 13

The elected ruling class also get tax free SUVs and state workers get tax slashed cars while ordinary people pay taxes of close to 300 percent for some vehicles in a modern day feudal-overload-to-serf style taxation system.

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Losing GSP+ will spell disaster for Sri Lanka’s economy: former PM Wickremesinghe
Date : Jun - 13

The United National Party (UNP) leader was referring to a resolution adopted by the European parliament June 10 calling for the repeal of Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and inviting the European Union (EU) Commission to consider temporarily withdrawing Sri Lanka’s access to GSP+.

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X-Press Pearl stern hits bottom aborting tow, Sri Lanka renews oil spill watch
Date : Jun - 03

“The salvors tried to tow the ship away,” Captain de Silva told EconomyNext. “After trying for hours the ship’s stern hit the ocean bed so the ship was only towed a few hundred metres away.

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Sri Lanka petrol, diesel deals won by PetroChina International
Date : Jun - 01

The Cabinet of ministers had cleared a recommendation by a special standing procurement committee to award the contracts to PetroChina International from June 01, 2021, to January 31, 2022.

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Sri Lanka tightens Coronavirus test access as pandemic spikes and home treatment piloted
Date : May - 24

“The tests should be carried out only when it is indicated as per the recommendations of the Consultant or the Medical Officer in charge of the triage counter” a directive to private labs said.

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EPF dept. makes arrangement to provide services remotely
Date : May - 24

Those who require the confirmation and contribution history reports should forward the request letter along with scanned documents of the National Identity Card (NIC), B Card, Bio page of the valid passport, and the visa application form.

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Sri Lanka doctors call for 14-day lockdown, Covid-19 deaths spiral up
Date : May - 22

Sri Lanka identified 3,547 patients on May 21 of which 3,538 were domestic. A day earlier, out of 3,443, 822 were from the Gampaha district. Some 674 patients were identified from Colombo and 287 patients were identified from Kalutara district.

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Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 cases may be three times what tests suggest: Dr Fernandopulle
Date : May - 21

“We recommend that people be confined to their homes for at least two weeks to contain the spread. The incubation period for this virus is two to 14 days. If people stay at home for those 14 days, the virus won’t enter the home and infected people won’t be able take it outside,” Fernandopulle told reporters on May 20.

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Sri Lanka forex markets inactive, bond yields marginally up
Date : May - 21

Sri Lanka has imposed a travel restriction from May 21 at 11.59 pm to May 28 with a one-day break in between on May 25 as the health officials are trying to contain the spread of a third-wave COVID-19 infection.

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Sri Lanka Attorney General claims “grand conspiracy” behind Easter attack: report
Date : May - 18

In an exclusive comment given to NewsFirst, the channel reported, De Livera has said that information by the state intelligence service, “with times, targets, places, method of attack and other information is clear evidence there was a grand conspiracy in place with regard to the April 21 2019 attack.”

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