SL Central Bank increases interest rates, first time in many months***


  Sri Lanka's Central Bank (CB)  on Thursday announced an increase in trend-setting interest rates, the first time the rates have changed in several months.

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Sri Lanka is to abolish minimum hotel room rates next year


  Sri Lanka’s often disputed minimum hotel room rates enforced many years ago in Colombo city to curb price cutting is to be terminated next year, the government announced on Thursday.

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Free emergency ambulance service launched


The inauguration of the emergency pre hospital care ambulance service established under the Ministry of Health with assistance from the Indian Government, was held today in a ceremony at Galle Face.

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Joint Opposition's Paada Yaatra begins


The 'Jana Satana Paada Yaatra' (protest march) organized by the Joint Opposition commenced from Peradeniya this morning.

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Stern actions to prevent illicit drug sales near schools: President


President Maithripala Sirisena said special attention has been drawn towards the prevention of selling illicit drugs near schools targeting the school children under the national drug prevention programme.

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Canadian Foreign Minister to visit UNDP project site in Jaffna tomorrow


The visiting Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion and Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka  Shelley Whiting together with Peter Batchelor, UNDP Sri Lanka Resident Representative will visit a Canada funded UNDP project side in North tomorrow.

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Emergency Ambulance Service launched for Western & Southern provinces


The Indian government assisted Emergency Ambulance Service in Western and Southern Provinces launched today with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Galle Face Green in Colombo.

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India approves USD 318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways


India has approved a USD 318 million loan for Sri Lanka Railways to upgrade its communications system and rolling stock in Northern province.

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Pada Yathra to take place today


The Pada Yathra protest march organised by the Joint Opposition will commence today from Gatambe.

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