The Value Added Tax (VAT) and the Nation Building Tax (NBT) will be effective from November 1, the Ministry of Finance announed today.
A suspect identified as the individual who allegedly attacked and injured a policeman in Kilinochchi with a broken bottle, has been taken into custody.
The low pressure system that is presently situated in the Bay of Bengal has resulted in significant rains falling on the Northern Province after a period of six months.
Three Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy with 2 kilograms of heroin in the seas off Arippu in Silawathura, Mannar.
A fire has broken out at a building along Duplication Road in Bambalapitiya.
Major General Ubaya Medawela has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army.
The controversial Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill was approved by the House with 112 voting for and 46 against the Bill.
The Cabinet has approved the replacement of sound,CCTV, master clock and exchange telephone systems.
The cabinet have approved a proposal to build a by-pass road of four kilometers from Polduwa to Koswatta junction to minimize traffic congestion around the Battaramulla area.