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Eight member committee appointed to propose recommendations to restructure CEB

The Government yesterday appointed eight-member committee to propose recommendations within a month to restructure Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), the Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera announced. The eight members…

UN Secretary-General Calls Governments to tax ‘Immoral’ Profits of Oil and Gas Companies

As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, skyrocketing energy prices are compounding an existential cost-of-living crisis for hundreds of millions of people, warned the UN Secretary-General’s Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG)…

Sri Lanka roll out QR code system-based fuel distribution from today

Sri Lankans have been urged not to overcrowd fuel stations in the country as the fuel distribution process for vehicles as per the QR code system which was delayed earlier,…

Airlines cuts capacity and import cargo amidst jet fuel crisis

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis and lack of fuel has resulted in airlines cutting capacity to the country and embargoing inbound cargo. The lack of passengers and fuel, which airlines have…

ADB projects Sri Lanka’s economy to contract by 7.6% in 2022

Asain Development Bank (ADB) highlighted that Sri Lanka’s economic conditions have deteriorated drastically on a sharp fall in usable reserves, causing the government to suspend external public debt servicing (excluding…

it’s in China’s interest to restructure Sri Lanka’s debt – Yellen

China is a “very important” creditor of Sri Lanka and it would likely be in the interest of both countries if China participated in restructuring Sri Lanka’s debt, U.S. Treasury…

Jet Fuel crisis in Sri Lanka brings in new income streams for South Indian airports

The ongoing turmoil and fuel shortage in Sri Lanka have boosted aviation turbine fuel (ATF) sales in South Indian airports including Adani Group-managed Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Cochin Airport and Chennai Airport, according to…

Ceylon Chamber calls for President to resign and party leaders to ensure smooth transition of power

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce reiterates its call for President Gotabaya Rajapakse to resign immediately for the sake of the country and its stability as he has lost the trust…

COPE Recommends an Investigate into the cancellation of the gas tender given to Siam Gas Company Limited and opting to purchase gas at a higher price

The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) chaired by Prof Charitha Herath recommended an investigation be conducted through the Auditor General’s Department on the cancellation of the Term Tender, which had been…

Ceylon Chamber appeals to all parties to prevent violence during Saturday protest

Ahead of the protest scheduled on Saturday this week, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) appealed the participants to refrain from violence. Ceylon Chamber of Commerce notes that a number…