Last efforts for English in the school system

Before I conclude my account of work with regard to the reintroduction of English medium, which took up some of my time and much of my devotion in the first years of this century, I should record the other efforts at value addition we made, and in particular with regard to primary English.

Sports Minister appoints 03-member cricket coordination committee

The Minister of Sports Roshan Ranasinghe has appointed a 03-member International Sports Coordination Committee in Cricket, in order to monitor, communicate and coordinate with international and national cricket councils to safeguard development, independence and transparency of cricket in Sri Lanka.

Trade Minister discusses trade and investment agreement with Australia

Minister of Trade Nalin Fernando and the Australian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Paul Stephens have discussed the Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the two countries, as Sri Lanka is hoping to attract more investors bringing in foreign exchange to the country.

Ceypetco and Lanka IOC fuel prices increased

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) has increased its retail fuel prices with effect from midnight today (Oct. 01).

Accordingly, the price of 92 Octane Petrol is to increase by Rs. 04 per litre, while the price of 95 Octane Petrol will be increased Rs. 03 per litre.

Passengers inconvenienced as two SriLankan Airlines flights cancelled

Hundreds of passengers were immensely inconvenienced after two SriLankan Airlines flights bound for Nepal and India this morning (Oct. 01) were cancelled, owing to technical issues.

Fuel prices to be revised on Monday; Litro gas prices likely to increase

Fuel prices are scheduled to be revised once again, on Monday (Oct. 02), as per the pricing formula.

However, the Ministry of Power and Energy mentioned that the new revised fuel prices will be announced on Monday (Oct. 02).

Sri Lankan shuttler Niluka Karunaratne announces retirement

Sri Lanka’s most accomplished shuttle star Niluka Karunaratne has officially announced his retirement from international competitive badminton representing Sri Lanka.

Ban on single-use plastic products effective from tomorrow - CEA

The gazette notification issued banning the manufacture and use of several types of single-use and short-term plastic products will be in effect from tomorrow (Oct. 01), the Central Environment Authority (CEA) announced.

Nadeesha, Kalinga, Aruna through to 400m finals

Nadeesha Ramanayake managed to secure a place in the 400m finals at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium (Big Lotus) in Hanje yesterday and is hopeful of winning a medal at the Asian Games. Kalinga Kumarage and Aruna Darshana managed to book their spots in the men’s final of the event.

Another electricity tariff hike in October?

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has made a request from the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to increase electricity tariffs once again, citing the need to cover the costs for thermal power generation during the months when arid weather conditions were prevalent across the country.