All beedi stocks seized by Customs to be destroyed


  Cabinet has decided to henceforth destroy all stocks of 'Beedi Leaves' that are confiscated by Sri Lanka Customs.

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Sri Lanka’s economy to rebound in the second quarter 2020, CB says


  Sri Lanka’s economy will contract as much as 1.

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Sri Lanka eyes US Fed Reserve US$1 billion Repo facility


  Sri Lanka will be exploring possibility of obtaining a US$1 billion Repo facility from the US Federal Reserve (FR) to meet the country’s monetary needs.

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Investments slow in Special Deposit Accounts


  By Duruthu Edirimuni Chandrasekera Only US$ 86.

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57 connected to Kandakadu Rehab Centre test positive for COVID-19


Health authorities have identified 57 COVID-19 patients today (9), the Government Information Department announced a short while ago.

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EC instructs police to remove election propaganda from private vehicles


  The Election Commission (EC) has instructed police to take immediate action to remove election propaganda promoting candidates on private vehicles as they contravene election laws.

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Six involved in sword attack opposite Jaffna DS office arrested


Six suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the sword attack on an individual outside the Jaffna District Secretariat last morning (8).

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Suspect arrested in shooting incident involving Rajanganaya police


One suspect has been arrested in connection with an incident on Monday (6) night where police in Rajanganaya opened fire on a three-wheeler whose occupants failed to stop.

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Central Bank further reduces interest rates


Sri Lankan interest rates are being further reduced, with the decision to reduce the Standing Deposit Facility Rate (SDFR) and the Standing Lending Facility Rate (SLFR) of the Central Bank by 100 basis points each, to 4.

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Japan provides Rs 1.3 Bn grant aid for provisioning necessary medical equipment to combat against COVID -19


Following the request of the government, Japan has agreed to provide Japanese Yen 800 million (approx.

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UNDP and EU support COVID-19 Response of Local Government Authorities in Sri Lanka


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has provided COVID-19 protective and preventive equipment to 134 Local Government authorities across the Eastern, Northern, North-Central and Uva Provinces, the UN agency in Colombo said.

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BIA and Aviation staff to be given large discounts from duty-free shops


Staff at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and those of the Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd.

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