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CEB engineers briefly call off work-to-rule campaign

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers' Union (CEBEU) has temporarily called off its work-to-rule campaign, union sources told the Daily News yesterday. The CEBEU members launche... Read More


First local Omicron case detected, arrival from South Africa

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- Sri Lankan Health authorities yesterday confirmed the country's first case of the new Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Health Ministry said the ... Read More


Social security benefits for several informal sectors

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- Arrangements have been made to commence the social security benefit scheme for insurance agents, journalists, carpenters, masons including labourers and domestic workers in the in... Read More


Rice import ban should be done only after proper study - Finance Committee

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- Members of the Committee on Public Finance on Wednesday recommended that if the import ban on rice, which was imposed last April, is to be lifted again, it should be done only aft... Read More


Mob kills Sri Lankan factory manager in Sialkot

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- A violent mob in Sialkot killed a Sri Lankan factory manager on Friday, while a heavy contingent of police has been sent to the area to bring the situation under control. The inc... Read More


Huge Euro 106 billion EU market for organic food - GIZ

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- The global market for organically produced foodstuffs has grown to Euro 106 billion and a formal arrangement needs to be made to integrate Sri Lankan products into this space, Ger... Read More


SLMA recommends Pfizer Booster for Elders

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), along with the Inter Collegiate Committee, yesterday requested that all Sri Lankan citizens above 60 to ensure that they receive the boos... Read More


Release tamed elephants back to owners - Counsel

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- President's Counsel Saliya Peiris yesterday pleaded with the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court to release the tamed elephants taken into custody by the Criminal Investigation Depar... Read More


Enjoining Order against Chinese fertilizer ship further extended

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- The Colombo Commercial High Court yesterday extended the Enjoining Order issued against the Qingdao Seawin Biotech Chinese Company, its local agent Chelina Capital Corporation and... Read More


CEB GM suspects power outage to be a sabotage

Sri Lanka, Dec. 4 -- Ceylon Electricity Board General Manager M.R. Ranatunga yesterday said that the power disruption experienced in the country yesterday is suspected to be an act of sabotage. He ad... Read More