We would be able to import and distribute the chemical fertilizer among farmers by March next year

The Special Fertilizer Importers’ Association states that the preliminary work has commenced with the approval of the importation of Special chemical fertilizers. Accordingly, the necessary documents are being prepared to enter into agreements with foreign companies for the importation of these special fertilizers, said the Secretary of the Association Sujeewa Walisundera to the media. However, according to the normal process of importing fertilizer, it will take about three months for the stock of fertilizer to reach Sri Lanka, he said. Accordingly, they would be able…

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Countrywide power outage act of sabotage, claim TU, officials – The Island

Unions suspect sinister attempt to call in military Engineers say technical fault caused power failure CEBEU suspends work-to-rule protest By Ifham Nizam The government was trying to pin the blame for yesterday’s countrywide power outage on the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) trade unions in a bid to call in the military, Joint Trade Union Alliance Convener Ranjan Jayalal said yesterday. Jayalal told The Island the government’s attempt would tarnish the image of the military and that of the country, but such intimidatory tactics would not deter the CEB unions from…

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High Commissioner Moragoda seeks greater Defence and Security Cooperation with India

High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to India Milinda Moragoda explored avenues to further strengthen defence and security cooperation with India during a meeting with the Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on 30 November.  He was accompanied by the High Commission’s Defence Advisor Commodore Thushara Karunatunga (SLN). High Commissioner Moragoda thanked Minister Singh for the support that the Indian defence establishment has been extending to Sri Lanka over the years in many spheres, particularly referring to the assistance received in controlling…

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David Pieris Holdings recognized at FITIS Digital Excellence Awards 2021 – The Island

COVID-19, the novel coronavirus infection, which began in Hubei Province, China in December 2019 transformed to an unprecedented worldwide crisis in great speed. The pandemic caused snap lockdowns, social distancing and an alarming number of loss of human lives across the world – all this, resulted in grave humanitarian and economic loss, globally. In Sri Lanka, the pandemic has claimed over 14,000 lives already. Ever since the first case was detected in early 2020, Sri Lanka experienced several lockdowns and travel restrictions which caused most economic activities in the country…

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Sri Lanka records 725 coronavirus cases within the day

The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 725 today (December 03) as 217 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit said. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 566,196. As many as 541,536 recoveries and 14,419 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the COVID-19 outbreak. More than 10,241 active cases in total are currently under medical care, official figures showed. Thank you

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මහ කොමසාරිස් මොරගොඩ මැතිතුමා ඉන්දියාව සමඟ පුළුල් ආරක්ෂක සහයෝගීතාවක් අපේක්ෂා කරයි

ඉන්දියාවේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා මහ කොමසාරිස් මිලින්ද මොරගොඩ මැතිතුමා ඉන්දියාවේ ආරක්ෂක අමාත්‍ය ශ්‍රී රාජ්නාත් සිං මැතිතුමා සමඟ නොවැම්බර් 30 දින නවදිල්ලි නුවර දී පැවැත්වූ සාකච්ඡාවක දී ඉන්දියාව සමඟ පවත්නා ආරක්ෂක සහයෝගීතාව තවදුරටත් ශක්තිමත් කර ගැනීමේ මාර්ග පිළිබඳව ගවේෂණය කළේය. මහ කොමසාරිස් කාර්යාලයේ ආරක්ෂක උපදේශක කොමදෝරු තුෂාර කරුණාතුංග (නා.හ) මහතා ද මෙම අවස්ථාව සඳහා සහභාගී විය. ශ්‍රී ලංකා වෙරළ තීරයට ඔබ්බෙන් ගමන් කළ එම්. ටී. නිව් ඩයමන්ඩ් (MT New Diamond) සහ එම්. වී. එක්ස්ප්‍රස් පර්ල්(MV Express Pearl) යන නෞකාවල හටගත් විනාශකාරී ගින්න පාලනය කිරීම සඳහා ලැබුණු සහය…

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Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris hosts working dinner for Ambassadors of Islamic States – The Island

‘Govt. sat on repeated warnings over propane and butane composition ratio’ By Shamindra Ferdinando Former Executive Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) Thushan Gunawardena says a thorough investigation has to be conducted into the state-owned Litro Gas and Litro Terminals. Gunawardena, who quit his post on 22 Sept. over a dispute with Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena and Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection State Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna following the exposure of the garlic scam at Lak Sathosa said that months before his resignation he brought to the ministers’…

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President decides to establish ‘Green Agriculture Operative Centre’

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to establish a ‘Green Agriculture Operative Centre’ to systematically and sustainably fulfil the priorities identified to make Sri Lanka a ‘green’ country. This is being implemented under the direction of the Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said in a statement. The President has given directives to ensure that this Operative Centre gives priority to a number of functions including the amalgamation of the Colombo Commercial Fertilizers Ltd. and the Ceylon Fertilizers Company Limited…

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Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka MIZUKOSHI Hideaki called on Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris

Newly appointed Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka MIZUKOSHI Hideaki paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister G.L Peiris on 30 November 2021.  The Foreign Minister warmly welcomed the new Japanese Ambassador and recalled the long-standing diplomatic relations between Japan and Sri Lanka. The Foreign Minister emphasized that Japan has continuously been providing extensive assistance and training opportunities to Sri Lanka in several areas under the Colombo Plan since 1951. Following the historic speech of former President JR Jayewardene, the then Finance Minister of Sri Lanka…

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Unfold the Future – OPPO to host OPPO INNO DAY 2021

SHENZHEN – Today, OPPO announced it will host the annual OPPO INNO DAY on 14-15 December 2021 in Shenzhen, China. As OPPO’s signature annual tech event to share strategy updates and showcase technological achievements, OPPO INNO DAY 2021 is also expected to draw worldwide attendees through its online OPPO INNO WORLD aside from the event in Shenzhen. This virtual launch event will go down as one of the most interactive online launch events in recent years. Ever since OPPO INNO DAY started in 2019, the event has been considered as…

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PUCSL readies to regulate LP Gas

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL),is set  introduce  a standard for LP Gas already formulated by the commission, Chairman of the PUCSL Janaka Ratnayake, revealed.  The electricity sector regulator and the designated regulator for the petroleum industry, together with Sri Lanka Standards Institute (SLSI) has already formulated a standard for the much-talked LP gas in September this year and is ready to regulate LP Gas and other related industries,he divulged.   He  said. “The LPG Gas Standard, developed under the supervision of the…

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Jaffna Central meet Vidyaloka Galle in the final – The Island

Under 19 Division III Tier ‘A’ Cricket Two unbeaten teams, Jaffna Central and Vidyaloka College, Galle will battle it out for the title of the Inter School Under 19 Division III Tier ‘A’ tournament at Nalanda College ground, on Saturday. The two teams were the champions in their respective groups during the first round and they continued in the same vein in the knockout stage to secure their final berths. Jaffna Central will bank heavily on S. Sarangan, the batsman in form. Sarangan was the key to their success in…

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412 patients recover from novel coronavirus

The Ministry of Health says 412 more COVID-19 patients in total were discharged from medical care today (December 03) as they have recovered from the virus infection. This brings the total number of recoveries reported in the country to 541,536. Since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, Sri Lanka has confirmed as many as 565,471 of COVID-19. According to official data, 9,536 virus-infected patients in total are currently receiving treatment. Meanwhile, the death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country stands at 14,399. Thank you

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Another milestone for Elephant House bottled water

Ceylon Cold Stores, iconic household consumer brand “Elephant House” that is associated with trust and reliability through many generations, has taken yet another step in the right direction, in an effort to expand its ongoing operations. Ceylon Cold Stores has acquired the water manufacturing plant located at Kotagala from their subcontracted partner Worldwide Enterprises Pvt. Ltd who was engaged in the production of premium quality Elephant House Bottled Water. Elephant House beverages, which is 100% trusted island-wide, launched Elephant House Water in June 2018 sourcing water from the purest streams…

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Ministry of Consumer Protection suspends the release of gas cylinders to the market until further notice

The Ministry of Consumer Protection has decided to suspend the release of gas cylinders to the market until further notice. It is said that this decision was taken at a discussion held at the Ministry yesterday (02) afternoon. The Secretary to the Ministry has stated that further investigations are being carried out by the police into the gas explosions and that reports on the completion of the investigations into the gas explosions have been called to the Ministry. Thank you

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