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Wholesale prices of 3 imported goods, slashed

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Importers say that the wholesale prices of imported white sugar, wheat flour and dhal have been slashed.

According to them, the wholesale price of a while sugar kilo has been slashed from Rs. 300  to 265. The wholesale price of a wheat flour kilo has been dropped to Rs. 175 from Rs. 190 while a the wholesale price of a dhal kilo has been dropped to Rs, 285 from Rs. 350.

Noting that they have sufficient stocks, importers say that they will have no issue in providing an amply supply during the upcoming festive season.

However, it is noted that despite the slashing of wholesale prices, retail prices at certain places remain the same.

(Source : Lankadeepa)

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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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