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State workers to receive salary increment of Rs 2500 from 1 June

The Government has decided to increase the monthly salary of all government employees by Rs. 2500 effective from 1 June onwards.


Imported onions to cost more

Imported big onions will cost more from tomorrow as the Government is set to impose increased taxes.


EPF begins buying stocks to bolster sagging economy

Employees' Provident Fund has started buying shares in companies again after a long layoff as the Colombo Stock Market hit a seven-year low.


Twelve-hour water cut in parts of Kalutara today

A 12-hour water cut will be imposed in several areas of the Kalutara district today (08), the National Water Supply and Drainage board said.


From left: Military Spokesperson Brigadier Sumith Attapattu, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes, The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka President Sanath Ukwatte and Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators Harith Perera

Sri Lanka tourist industry seeks security statement to get back on track

Sri Lanka's tourist industry is looking to recover from a massive blow from Easter Sunday bombings, with tighter security and promotions to entice visitors, officials said, but is awaiting a government statement on security.


Severity of ‘FANI’ reduces, strong winds and showers to continue

Cyclonic storm ‘FANI’ is likely to move north/north-eastwards in the Bay of Bengal, which will gradually reduce its effect on the island, the Department of Meteorology said today (03).


Sri Lanka to set up land management firm for Port City

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka will set up a land management company to manage and administer newly reclaimed land at Colombo Port City.


Cyclone ‘FANI’ departs, strong winds and heavy rain continue

The "severe" cyclonic storm ‘FANI’ is moving away from Sri Lanka towards Odisha on the Indian coast, the Department of Metrology said today (02).


Cabinet approves private sector minimum wage hike

Cabinet has approved a proposal by President Maithripala Sirisena to increase minimum wage in the private sector.


Strong winds and heavy rain to continue as ‘FANI’ intensifies

Showers and winds will increase over the island over the following days as the severe cyclonic storm ‘FANI’ continues to intensify


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