RPCs present final proposal on worker wages at Rs. 1105 per day


    A final proposal on wages to plantation workers was presented at a meeting on Friday between the Minster of Labour Nimal Siripala de Silva and the Chairmen of all Sri Lankan Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs).

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Agrarian Service officer gets 10 year jail term for bribery


An Agrarian Service Officer who obtained a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a farmer organization in the Nochchiyagama area was sentenced to a 10 year Rigorous Imprisonment  by Colombo High Court Judge Adithya Patabendi.

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South Asia’s largest tyre manufacturing factory declared open at Horana


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared open Ferentino Tire Corporation- PVT Ltd, largest tyre and radial tyre manufacturing factory in South Asia yesterday.

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Sri Lanka to commence flights to Myanmar


Sri Lanka can commence charter flights from mid-2021, in the post COVID-19 phase, said Regional Manager (Southeast Asia) of the Sri Lankan Airlines, Mohan Meegolla, at a meeting organized by the Foreign Ministry.

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Two staffers of hotel housing England Cricketers test positive for COVID-19


Two staff members of the hotel in Galle where the England Cricket Team is currently staying in have tested positive for COVID-19, health authorities confirmed today.

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Police seize 18 kgs of Ice inside luxury bus


A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Kosgoda by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) while transporting 18 kilograms of Ice (crystal methamphetamine) inside a luxury bus, police said.

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Labour Dept. launches Phase 2 of e-survey on businesses affected by COVID-19


The Department of Labour has initiated Phase 2 of its e-survey on private business ventures in the country that have been impacted by COVID-19.

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Parliament PCR tests: 15 MPs test negative


Fifteen MPs who underwent PCR tests on Wednesday have tested negative for COVID-19, Parliament sources confirmed.

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Rainy weather to continue


Heavy afternoon showers (about 100 mm) are forecasted at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts.

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Relief period to pay fines for expired traffic fine receipts at post offices ends


The pandemic relief period provided to pay fines for expired traffic fine receipts at post/sub post offices will end today( 15), Post Master General Ranjith Ariyaratne said.

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Eng in SL: England cricket fan waits 10 months for Sri Lanka Test - and gets kicked out


An England cricket fan who waited 10 months in Sri Lanka to watch his team play was escorted away by police before a ball had been bowled in the first Test on Thursday (14).

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In Pictures: Happy Thai Pongal!


The Hindu community in the country celebrated Thai Pongal today (14) under COVID-19 health guidelines.

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