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Cabinet approves to reduce prices of 60 medicines (Update)

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With the appreciation of the Sri Lankan Rupee against the US Dollar, the Cabinet has approved to reduce the Maximum Retail Price of 60 medicines by 16% with effect from June 15.

The Cabinet has also approved to review the price of medicines every three months. 

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Previous News : June 05, 2023 8.49pm

Drugs prices to drop from June 15 – Minister

Minister of Health – Keheliya Rambukwella has said that there will be a 16% reduction in NMRA registered drugs from June 15, 2013.

“From 15/06/2023, given the encouraging appreciation of the #lka LKR against the US$, there’ll be a 16% reduction in #NMRA registered drugs which are regulated by a price control. This was decided after extensive discussions with the relevant authorities,” he has Tweeted.

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Five killed, 21 injured in accident at ‘Fox Hill SuperCross’ event

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Tragedy struck at the “Fox Hill Super Cross 2024” racing event in Diyatalawa, resulting in the death of five individuals and leaving 21 others injured, according to Police Media Spokesperson DIG Nihal Thalduwa.

The incident occurred when a race car veered off the track and collided with a group of spectators, DIG Thalduwa explained.

The 28th edition of the ‘Fox Hill SuperCross,’ organized by the Sri Lanka Military Academy Diyatalawa with the support of Sri Lanka Automobile Sports (SLAS), commenced in Diyatalawa on Sunday (21).

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Southern province governor Willy Gamage resigns

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The Governor of the Southern Province Willy Gamage has handed over his letter of resignation effective from 02 May, 2024, to the President’s Secretary.

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5 years marked since the Easter Sunday bombings

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Today (April 21) marks 05 years since the brutal Easter Sunday bombings in 2019.

All churches across Sri Lanka will observe 02 minutes of silence at 8:45 am today (21) to remember those lost in the attacks.

Several memorial events centering the St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and the St. Sebastian’s church in Katuwapitiya will be held.

Police spokesman DIG Nihal Thalduwa says that security has been beefed up to areas where memorial services are being held.

In 2019, a spate of bombings that took place across the country claimed 273 lives while injuring hundreds.

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