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Sri Lanka’s health crisis :Urgent action is needed to maintain vital services

By Shashika Bandara and Inosha Alwis Sri Lanka is facing a severe political and economic crisis, and the health system is at risk of collapse. The crisis has been caused by…

Ministerial Consultative Committee cleares Amendments to Petroleum Products Act to liberalize duopoly Petroleum market

The Petroleum Products (Special Provisions) Amendment Bill was approved by the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Power and Energy with amendments in accordance with the decisions given by the Supreme Court.…

Food insecurity continues to remain a concern for the majority of Sri Lankans

The latest report by World Food Program (WFP) warns that overall acute food insecurity continues to remain a concern as the majority of people are still forced to cut meals…

Ceylon Chamber calls on the government to focus on the Implementation of Progressive Proposals in the Interim budget of 2022

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce views the interim budget for 2022 delivered by President RanilWickremesinghe in his capacity as Minister of Finance, as a positive step towards rebuilding themacroeconomic framework…

IMF staff plans to visit Colombo ths week

An IMF Staff delegation led by Peter Breuer and Masahiro Nozaki plans to visit Colombo during August 24-31 to continue discussions with the Sri Lankan authorities on economic and financial…

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…

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…