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Monday, May 23, 2022
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1638  Dutch Admiral Adam Westerwolt and King Rajasinha II concluded a treaty giving the Dutch a monopoly on Sri Lanka's cinnamon plus repayment of expenses for assistance with ejecting Portugese from Ceylon.
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Energy Minister requests public not to purchase fuel from third parties
May 23, Colombo: Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera has requested the general public not to purchase petroleum products from third parties. ...
Eight new Cabinet ministers of all-party government sworn-in
May 23, Colombo: Eight new cabinet ministers of the all party government were sworn in before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Colombo this morning (23), President’s Media Division said. ...
Court extends former Central Bank Governor’s travel ban
May 23, Colombo: The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has extended the travel ban imposed on former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal until July 25. ...
Two nabbed for illegally transporting a stock of petrol
May 23, Colombo: Police say that 850 liters of illegally transported petrol was found during a search of a cab at a road block in Vellavali yesterday (22nd) early morning. ...
21st Amendment draft bill to be tabled before the Cabinet today
May 23, Colombo: The 21st Amendment to the Constitution is due to be presented to the Cabinet today (23). ...
Government to provide financial assistance between Rs. 5000-7500 for low income earners
May 23, Colombo: The government has decided to grant financial assistance of Rs. 5000-7500 per month for the next two months from May to provide relief to 3.3 million Samurdhi recipients, low income earners and those who have become helpless due to rising commodity prices and economic pressure....
Daraz Cares introduces ‘Buy one Give One’ initiative to support families in vulnerable communities
May 23, Colombo: The unfolding economic crisis in the country has presented Sri Lankans with unprecedented challenges, including scarcity of essentials, escalating living expenses and deteriorating living standards. ...
IMF Chief expresses concern over protests seen in Sri Lanka
May 22, Colombo: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has expressed concern that without the correct government support the protests seen in Sri Lanka could be repeated in other countries. ...
STF arrests a man with $ 50,000 for illegal trading of money
May 22, Colombo: intelligence officers of the Special Task Force (STF) of Police have arrested a man who was preparing to illegally trade USD 50,000 at the Welikada Plaza building in Welikada area....
Suspect arrested in the attack on a DIG and SP during May 9th violence
May 22, Colombo: Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the assault on a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and a Superintendent of Police (SP) in the Panchikawatte area in Maradana and set fire to a police vehicle following the violence that took place in front of Temple Trees and at the Galle Face on May 9th. ...
Education Minister urges public not to hinder GCE O/L examination by protests demanding fuel
May 22, Colombo: The Minister of Education Susil Premajayantha today requested the people not to stage protests obstructing the national examinations which were held without any hindrance even during the war....
Three more fuel tankers to arrive in the next 10 days
May 22, Colombo: Kanchana Wijesekera, Minister of Power and Energy said two diesel and one petrol tanker ships are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka within the next 10 days. ...
Angry mob sets filling station owner’s house on fire after fuel runs out
May 22, Colombo: Ipalogama Police said a group had set fire to the house of the owner of the IOC filling station in the Ranajayapura area in Ipalogama, Kekirawa last night (21)....
JVP leaders to meet IGP tomorrow over the allegations of violence on May 9th
May 22, Colombo: Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that he hopes to meet Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramaratne tomorrow (Monday) morning to discuss the recent violence in the country....
FAO assures to assist Sri Lanka to overcome food shortages
May 22, Colombo: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has assured Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that it will assist Sri Lanka in overcoming a possible food crisis. ...
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