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Supreme Court Rules Diana Gamage Ineligible for Parliamentary Seat

In a groundbreaking ruling today, the Supreme Court declared State Minister Diana Gamage ineligible to hold a parliamentary seat due to her non-citizenship status in Sri Lanka. Consequently, Gamage will lose her position as a Member of Parliament.

The three-judge-bench of the Supreme Court included Justices Gamini Amarasekara, Kumuduni Wickremasinghe, and Janak de Silva.

Funeral of Dr. Nalin De Silva in USA tomorrow

The funeral of Dr. Nalin De Silva will take place in the United States tomorrow at 1.00 pm, according to the wishes of his family.

Dr. De Silva was a distinguished figure in the realms of theoretical physics, philosophy, and political analysis. He died on May 1 while visiting his son in the US. He was 79. A number of organizations led

Tourism stakeholders ON Sri Lanka's Visa Cost Surge

Tourism Stakeholders Urge President to Address Surge in Sri Lanka's Visa Costs. Concerns Mount as Tourist Visa Process Becomes Costlier and Complex

In a bid to restore Sri Lanka's competitive edge in tourism, stakeholders have appealed to President Ranil Wickremesinghe to intervene amidst soaring visa costs, which now rank the highest in Asia. They underscored the significant barrier this poses for tourists compared to rival destinations like Thailand and Vietnam, which either offer free visas or charge substantially lower fees.

Chaos at BIA as Indian Company Takes Over On-Arrival Visa Process

Last night, chaos erupted at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) following a contentious transition in the on-arrival visa issuance process to an Indian company. This move, fraught with controversy, saw the Indian firm imposing an additional $25 charge, contrasting with the smooth management of the process by the Immigration and Emigration Department over the years.

Victory for Plantation Workers: Minimum Daily Wage Hiked

A gazette notification has been released, officially raising the minimum daily wage of tea plantation laborers to Rs. 1,700. The announcement came from Labour Commissioner General H.K.K. Jayasundara, following a directive from the Labour Minister, as confirmed by the Commissioner General of Labour.

Furthermore, it was specified that any public or state objections to this decision must be submitted before noon on May 15.

Fuel Prices Slashed Starting Tonight

 The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has reduced its fuel prices with effect from tonight.

Accordingly, a litre of Lanka Petrol 92 Octane Euro 4 (Rs. 371) has been reduce by Rs. 3, and its new retail price will be Rs. 368.

A litre of Lanka Petrol 95 Octane Euro 4 (Rs. 440) has been reduce by Rs. 20, and its new retail price will be Rs. 420.

Dubai Embarks on Building the Globe's Largest Airport

Dubai's Ambitious Plan: Constructing the World's Largest Airport

In a bold move announced on X (formerly Twitter), Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed revealed the commencement of a monumental project: the development of a $35 billion terminal for Al Maktoum International Airport. This ambitious endeavor is poised to transform the aviation landscape, positioning the airport as the largest in the world upon completion.

AstraZeneca admits its COVID vaccine can cause rare side effect

 Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has for the first time admitted that its Covid-19 vaccine could cause a rare side effect that could lead to blood clots and death, according to court documents.

The company is fighting a class action lawsuit alleging that its inoculation, which was developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford, can result in death and serious injury.