Electricity tariffs can be increased without PUCSL approval – CEB

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has claimed that an increase in electricity tariffs is possible even in the absence of approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL).

Committee to probe incidents reported against SL players during T20 WC tour

A six-member committee has been appointed to inquire into the incidents reported against Sri Lanka cricket players during their recent tour in Australia for the ICC T20 World Cup.

Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs Roshan Ranasinghe appointed the committee pursuant to Article 39(3) of the Sports Law No. 25 of 1973.

University entrance cut-off marks for 2021 A/L exam out today

University entrance cut-off marks for the candidates of 2021 G.C.E. Advanced Level examination will be released this afternoon (Dec. 02), the University Grants Commission (UGC) says.

Cabinet nods for electricity rate hike in January and June

The cabinet has approved to increase electricity tariff once again this occasion in two steps in January and June next year.

Electricity Board representatives have told the Parliamentary Sub-Committee for Economic Stabilization that electricity bills must increase by about 70% to cover the current loss of the board.

Asalanka stars as Sri Lanka clinches thriller to level series 1-1

Sri Lanka have tied the three-match ODI series by 1-1 at home against Afghanistan by chasing a record target in Pallekele on Wednesday (November 30).

Crucial match between SL-Afghanistan today

The crucial third ODI match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be held at Pallekele Stadium, Kandy at 2.30 pm today (30).

Currently, Afghanistan is leading 1-0 in the ODI series consisting of 3 matches.

Special relief for 66,000 families to ensure food security

A special allowance will be given to 66,000 families in order to ensure food security, Presidential Advisor Dr. Suren Batagoda said.

Sri Lanka fighting for final direct qualification spot for 2023 World Cup

Sri Lanka face an uphill task to secure direct qualification to next year’s 50-over World Cup, with Afghanistan confirming their spot following Sunday’s washed out second ODI in Pallekele.

80% school attendance compulsory for A/L students from next year

The Ministry of Education says that the mandatory school attendance requirement of 80% for students to sit for the G.C.E. Advanced Level examination will be reintroduced from 2023 onwards.

Mein Schiff 5 luxury cruise liner arrives in Sri Lanka

A luxury cruise ship carrying more than 2,000 tourists has arrived in Sri Lanka

Tourism Minister Harin Fernando tweeting said, "Mein Schiff 5" will be arriving in Sri Lanka for the first time. It is reported that this ship reached the Eastern Container Terminal this morning (29).

The minister's Twitter message further states that there are 2030 passengers and 945 crew on the ship and most of the passengers are Europeans.