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Committee to study electricity bills from March to May

Sri Lanka, July 3 -- Passenger Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday appointed a four-member committee to provide recommendations to provide relief to the electricity consumers wi... Read More


Lenders, embassies extend full support to revive tourism

Sri Lanka, July 1 -- Multilateral lending organisations and foreign embassies have pledged their fullest support to revive the country's tourism industry battered badly by the COVID 19 pandemic. They... Read More


No pact to give portfolios to SLFP candidates - Minister Ranatunga

Sri Lanka, June 30 -- Industrial Exports and Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday that there is no agreement to give any ministerial portfolio to the S... Read More


Tourists allowed to stay at SLTDA registered properties

Sri Lanka, June 24 -- Tourists arriving in Sri Lanka from August 1 will be allowed to stay only in hotels and guest houses registered with the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority. Industrial Expo... Read More


Minister dismisses request to increase bus fares

Sri Lanka, June 24 -- Passenger Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday said that it is difficult to raise private bus fares given the country's situation, but all other relief meas... Read More


19th Amendment did not benefit country: Ranatunga

Sri Lanka, June 23 -- Industrial Exports and Investment Promotion Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution did not benefit the country in any way, and tha... Read More


Three PCR tests for tourist arrivals from Aug.1

Sri Lanka, June 18 -- Industrial Exports and Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday that tourists arriving in Sri Lanka from August 1 will be subjected t... Read More


No plans to increase private bus fares - Minister

Sri Lanka, June 17 -- Private bus fares will not be increased under any circumstances, Passenger Transport Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. However he said that since there were many comp... Read More


Sirisena trying to use SLPP for him to enter Parliament - Prasanna

Sri Lanka, June 17 -- Industrial Export, Investment Promotion, Tourism and Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday said that political observers will be keenly watching the next step of former ... Read More


Govt mulling opening BIA before Aug.1

Sri Lanka, June 15 -- The Government is focusing on re-opening of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake to international tourists prior to August 1, Tourism and Aviation Minister Pr... Read More