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Sri Lanka Crisis Highlights: New fuel limits for vehicles announced

By Anuj Cariappa
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Colombo, May 24: Sri Lanka has decided to revise fuel Prices with effect from Tuesday i.e 3 am. Minister Kanchana Wijesekera tweeted that the Fuel pricing formula that was approved by the cabinet was applied to revise the prices.

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1:07 PM, 24 May
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1:07 PM, 24 May
Sri Lanka has announced new fuel limits for vehicles.
10:25 AM, 24 May
With the second fuel price hike since April 19, now the most-used Octane 92 petrol would cost 420 rupees (USD 1.17) and diesel 400 rupees (USD 1.11) a litre, an all-time high.
9:12 AM, 24 May
Minister Kanchana Wijesekera tweeted that the Fuel pricing formula that was approved by the cabinet was applied to revise the prices.
9:12 AM, 24 May
Sri Lanka has decided to revise fuel Prices with effect from Tuesday (24) 3 AM.
9:11 AM, 24 May
Last week, Sri Lanka received a consignment of a USD 16 million humanitarian aid package from India to help mitigate severe shortages caused by the country’s worst economic crisis in recent memory.
9:11 AM, 24 May
Sri Lanka has been going through a difficult period at this moment and we hope that India will be one of our friends who will come to our assistance at this stage," said, Dr. Kohono recalling the ancient cultural and civilizational links with India.
9:11 AM, 24 May
Dr. Kohona said, many of Sri Lanka's leaders turned to India for inspiration. "I hope that relationship between two countries will continue in the same way.
9:10 AM, 24 May
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to China, Dr. Palitha T. B. Kohona has thanked the Government of India for its support and assistance to Sri Lanka during this difficult period for the island nation. He visited Indian Embassy in Beijing to participate in the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations as India is celebrating 75 years of its independence.
11:04 PM, 23 May
On Monday, Alwis was grilled by Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for close to four hours, and his statement was recorded over his alleged actions that triggered violent clashes at Galle Face on May 9.
10:41 PM, 23 May
Major General (Retd.) Jagath Alwis has stepped down from his position as the Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security, after submitting his resignation to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, officials said.
10:38 PM, 23 May
A top bureaucrat of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Security who is in charge of the police department resigned on Monday over his failure to curb the violent clashes between anti- and pro-government protesters earlier this month that killed at least 10 people and injured over 200 others.
10:21 PM, 23 May
Sri Lanka’s new foreign secretary Aruni Wijewardane assumed duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday, as the island nation is grappling with the worst economic crisis and seeking help from other countries to tide over the difficulties.
9:37 PM, 23 May
Sri Lanka’s foreign remittances have fallen over 50% y/y for the month of April 2022, according to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).
9:02 PM, 23 May
"21st A to the Constitution was presented to the Cabinet. The Cabinet took the decision to distribute copies of the amendment amongst the Parliament Party Leaders for their observations. Following this, the amendment will be sent back to Cabinet for final approval" PM
8:51 PM, 23 May
According to NewsWire, Ministers Bandula Gunawardena, Kanchana Wijesekara, Manusha Nanayakkara & Mahinda Amaraweera have appointed as Cabinet spokespersons.
8:46 PM, 23 May
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed four Cabinet spokesperson for the new Government.
6:32 PM, 23 May
Sri Lanka’s inflation in April hits record high at 33.8%
4:22 PM, 23 May
In a major blow to Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, the proposal for the 21st Amendment to the Constitution to curb the unfettered powers of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, scheduled to be referred to the Cabinet on Monday was not presented before it.
4:22 PM, 23 May
The Colombo Magistrate’s Court has extended the travel ban until July 25, Colombo Page news portal reported. On April 7, the court barred 67-year-old Cabraal from travelling out. The travel ban was again extended on April 18.
4:21 PM, 23 May
For the second time, a local court here on Monday extended the travel ban on Ajith Nivard Cabraal, former governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, from travelling abroad as mounting economic woes roil the island nation.
1:37 PM, 23 May
Embattled Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday expanded the Cabinet with the induction of eight more ministers but he did not appoint a finance minister once again to handle the worst economic crisis facing the island nation. The new ministers belong to the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and its allies -- the SLFP and the EPDP, a Tamil minority party in the north.
1:36 PM, 23 May
Sri Lanka’s Energy Minister Kanchana Wijesekera announced that 95 Octane Petrol will be released to nation-wide filling stations from today.
1:35 PM, 23 May
Further he said that all ambulances are given priority for fuel and daily fuel requirements of hospital generators and ambulances are provided.
1:35 PM, 23 May
Ministry of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara announced on twitter that power cuts DO NOT take place in prioritized hospitals with operating theaters.
9:38 AM, 23 May
Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa said that the 21st Amendment to the Constitution seeks to further strengthen the powers of the existing commissions and to make them independent as well.
9:38 AM, 23 May
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is facing growing demand for his resignation for mismanaging the country’s economy, had relinquished his US citizenship in April 2019 before contesting the presidential elections.
9:38 AM, 23 May
The 21st Amendment is expected to annul the 20A which gave unfettered powers to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after abolishing the 19th Amendment which had made Parliament powerful over the president.
9:37 AM, 23 May
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Justice has said that the 21st Amendment to the Constitution will be referred to the Cabinet for approval on Monday, a media report said on Sunday, paving the way to curb the unfettered powers of embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
9:35 AM, 23 May
In a tweet, the Minister said that investigations have revealed that individuals are collecting fuel, and are mixing petroleum products with other liquids to sell them at higher prices. He further requested the general public not to encourage such businesses and to report them to the authorities.
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