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Sri Lanka Original Narrative Summary: 19/05

  1. Sri Lanka files a lawsuit in Singapore over the X-press pearl disaster. The Attorney General (AG) filed the claim in the High Court of Singapore over the X-Press Pearl incident involving six defendants. A case conference hearing took place on 15th May and the next hearing is scheduled for June, PMD said.
  2. President Ranil Wickremesinghe agrees to consider the financial concessions and privileges demanded by university lecturers following the implementation of the domestic debt restructuring programme in September.
  3. China seeks Sri Lankan assistance after Chinese vessel with 39 crew capsized. The Chinese fishing vessel had capsized in the central Indian Ocean, with its crew of 17 Chinese, 17 Indonesian and five Filipino sailors missing, state media reported Wednesday, according to Reuters.
  4. CEB informs the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka that the electricity tariff that was increased to 66% in February 2023, can be reduced by 3.15%. The PUCSL notes that if the electricity tariff is calculated properly, it can be reduced by at least 27%. Chairman Janaka Ratnayake says that the CEB tariff proposal cannot be accepted.
  5. The Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) has taken a special decision on the inclusion of the names of the current and previous vehicle owners in the Certificate of Registration of Motor Vehicles. Only the names of the current owner and the immediate previous owner will be included in the registration certificate with effect from May 17, 2023.
  6. The Department of Immigration and Emigration has ended the prior online appointment system for the issuance of passports. The Department is expected to introduce a new online system for the issuance of passports from the 1st of June 2023.
  7. Sri Lanka expresses its intention to present a plan by June to lift the import restrictions currently imposed in the country, it was reported. Government has promised the European Union (EU) that it will gradually relax the restrictions, taking into account the current economic conditions.
  8. Veteran Sri Lankan singer Christopher Paul has passes away. Christopher Paul was a most sought-after star in the 60s-70s era in Sri Lanka.
  9. Select Committee of Parliament to look into and report to Parliament its recommendations to ensure gender equity and equality with special emphasis on looking into gender-based discriminations and violations of women’s rights in Sri Lanka instructed the respective authorities to implement a ‘Safe Migration Promotion Unit’ as a three-month pilot program to prevent illegal migration.
  10. The New Zealand National Women’s Team will tour Sri Lanka from June–July 2023. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement that the New Zealand National Women’s Team will participate in an ODI and T20I series.

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