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Gold Price in Sri Lanka Today. Official (8 Grams – 1 Pawn)
24K Gold Price: Rs 159,000/-
22K Gold Price: Rs 147,250/-
International Gold Price:  US$ 1,994.10 / Ounce.

Sri Lanka Rupees Exchange Rate.

US Dollar – Sri Lanka Rupees. ( Bank of Ceylon Website.)
What is the selling rate of the Sri Lanka rupees against the USA Dollar?

Buying 1 US$ @ Rs 287.87
Selling 1 US$ at Sri Lanka Rs 300.92

International Crude Oil Price: US$ 71.55

Electric Tariff in Sri Lanka has been increased by 80%. (From 10th of August 2022). Again the Electricity Tariff had been increased by 80% fom this month March 2023. In addition, Sri Lanka Monthly Water Bill too had Increased in August 2022.

New Fuel Price, April 2023.

Octane 92: Rs 340/-
Octane 95: Rs 375/-
Super Diesel: Rs 465/-
Auto Diesel: Rs 325/-
Kerosene: Rs 295/-

Fastest Trains in the World.
All over the world trains are doing around 250 kph (155 mph) speed.

1. Shanghai Maglev – 460 kph / 286 mph (China)  (30 km in 7.30 minutes)
2. CR400 ‘Fuxing’ Train 350 kph / 217 mph (China)
3. ICE3 – 330 kph / 205 mph (Germany)
4. TGV – 200 kph / 198.5 mph (France)
5. JR East E5 – 320 kph / 200 mph (Japan)
6. Al Boraq – 320 kph / 198.5 mph (Morocco)
7. AVE S-103 – 310 kph / 193 mph (Spain)
8. KTX 305 kph / 190 mph (South Korea)
9. Trenitalia ETR1000 – 300 kph / 186 mph (Italy)
10. Haramain Javelins – High Speed Railway – 300 kph / 186 mph (Saudi Arabia)

Restaurants at Dehiwala Hospital Road. (Near to William Mills Junction)

1. Arcadia Restaurant
5. New Pillawoos Hotel
3. Golden Spoon Restaurant
4. Bilal Resturant
5. RJN Takeaway (Vegetarian)
6. Mummy’s Delight
7. Milanos KKY Restaurant
8. Nicobar Restaurant
9. Keels Restaurant in Keels Supermarket.
10. Keels Coffee Shop in Keels Supermarket.
11. Tip Top Chinese Food Take Away
12. The Briyani Wok – Take Away
13. Arabian Shawarma
14.. Milano’s KKY Food.
15. French Bakers

Sri Lanka Cards.

Sri Lanka Arrival Card and Departure Cards ONLINE.
Complete your arrival and departure cards online. It is possible for Foreigners and Sri Lankan’s.’#/home-page

Sri Lanka Debit Cards and Credit Cards are offered by Government controlled Banks and Private Banks. You can apply for them through online websites. Anyhow you have to visit the Bank office to complete the process and collect the Credit and Debit cards.

Sri Lanka Tourist Fuel Pass Card.This card will help tourists to obtain fuel for their vehicle. Can obtain from any Sampath Bank Branch.

Sri Lanka National Identity Card  Issuing Fee in Sri Lanka.

In Sri Lanka Rs 200/- will be charged for issuing New National  Identity Card. This was recently announced by the Government. This came in to effect from 1st of November 2022. In the meantime, charges for issuing duplicate NIC have been revised and the new fee will be Rs. 1,000/- and this too was came in to effect from 01st of November 2022.

Sri Lanka Passport.

If those who want to have their new passports need to apply for it promptly and the passports will be derived to their homes in 3 days time. This was announced by the Sri Lanka Government Authorities.

In Sri Lanka those who want to get passport service through one day service or normal service had been  requested to get reservation first through the Department’s official website  .
Otherwise, applicants should call the following phone number 070 7101 060.
Passport office will be kept opened from Monday to Friday from 08:30 AM till 03:00 PM for those who have got their appointment. The Department has requested People  NOT to come over there without obtaining an appointment.
Passport Fee under 01 Day Service: Rs 20,000/-
Normal Service Passport Fee: Rs 5,000/-
Child (age 16 – 03) Passport Fee 01 Day Service: Rs 9,000/-

Special Notice for New Passport and Renewals.

Don’t visit the Immigration and Emigration Department without a prior appointment for a date and time to obtain your passport.

Only people who have reserved a date and time and those who can present documents stating that they urgently need a passport only can visit the department.  (Those who want to leave the country after their vacations, who need emergency medical treatment and those who need immediate departure can visit with their required documents. An Immigration officer will check documents and the air tickets. If the officer is satisfied with the documents, they can proceed to obtain their passports.) In addition, the public is requested not to visit the department without an appointment.

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Foreigners Need Government’s Permission to marry in Sri Lanka. (Internet This Week)

Sri Lanka Government had announced that foreign Bride or Groom who are going to marry a Srilanka person must get permission from the Government. More over this is to protect mostly the local Brides from bad activities done through the foreign Grooms. As per the Government, most of the foreign Groom’s had engaged in bad activities after getting married in Sri Lanka. For instance the foreign Bride or Groom will not be allowed to get medical benefits that are available for Sri Lanka citizens.

Sri Lanka Unlimited Mobile Phone Call Plans.

Dialog Triple Blaster Package Price: Rs 469/- (30 Days Plan) Triple Max Plan Price: Rs 489/- Freedom Plan Price: Rs 749/-
Hutch Unlimited Plan Price:: Rs 749/-

Jaffna – Chennai Flight Service.

Jaffna Chennai One way Ticket Price: Rs 32,500/-
Return Ticket Price: Rs 49,900/-
Flights operating Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday/
Alliance Air.

Colombo to Jaffna Luxury Bus Service.

Bus Ticket Price (One way) Rs 3,000/-
Bus used to start from Marine Drive, Wellawatte. (Colombo – 06 by 20:00 pm
Jaffna Bus used start front of General Post office at 20:00 pm

YouTube “Shorts” in India. (Internet This Week)

After that, the ban on Tik Tok in India, Instagram “Reels” became one of the favorite platforms for creators. In the mean time YouTube “Shorts” is witnessing over 15 billion daily views globally where India is being the major contributor to this platform. Moreover in this page there is facility for to like that clip, Dislike it, write comment, Share and use its sound to create your own clip.

In addition,creating YouTube Shorts.
Open the YouTube in Smartphone.
Click the “+” icon shown in a circle.
Select create a Short.
Above all, accept “Allow Access”.
After that Continue.

Sri Lanka is Closing 3G Service. carrier had decided to close the 3G networks for their current mobile phones clients. Moreover, they will provide4G network only. So all their clients who don’t have 4G enabled Smartphones must buy a brand new phone in the near future. In conclusion this will allow them to get the Mobile services. Currently they are popular with their unlimited calls to any network with their Rs 749/- package in Sri Lanka. Also with this package they are offering 1GB/day 4G Anytime Data

Tourist SIM Card.

KIA Picanto

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto Car.
USA Price: US$ 15,690
India Price: Rs 700,000/-

Sri Lanka Price: Rs 2,990,000/-+ (2020 Price. In this year 2023 it isO ut of Stock)

Kia Picanto is a comfortable hatchback model with enough power and space. It is now available in Sri Lanka as a brand new  one with lot of features a vehicle owner want to have in.
KIA Picanto model is provided with 150,000 KM / 5 Year Warranty by the local dealer.
1500cc, MPI Engine with Manual Transmission. (Also 4-speed automatic gearbox)

Fuel Consumption: Up to 64.2 MPG
Android/iOs Compatible 7″ Touch Screen may provided, when you purchase this Kia Picanto car.

Kia Picanto Features.

Air Conditioned.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
Twin Front, Side & Curtain Airbags – Six airbags
Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming
Front Electric Windows
Trip Computer
Longer wheel base
New power Train
Stronger car body
Body Colored Exterior Door Handles & Mirrors
Remote Central Door Locking & Fold-away Key
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats
RDS radio/CD audio with MP3 disc compatibility to provide best music experience on the road for the driver and the passengers.

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS)
Rear view camera with dynamic parking guidelines
Reverse parking sensors
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Cruise control with speed limiter
Choice of Manual or Automatic transmission


What the Kia motors say about them?

“At Kia, we’re inspired by the idea that you should love driving and owning your car. Designing, engineering, building, and bringing you that car is what we do. And we love what we do. Turns out we’re not alone. Auto experts and everyday drivers love what we do, too. The 2017 Sportage won the Red Dot Award for Product Design in 2016. The 2016 Optima received Kelley Blue Book’s Midsize Car Best Buy Award. The word is out. The superlatives are gratifying. Yet we’re determined to keep evolving.

To that end, Kia has been making news with a remarkable run of firsts. We introduced the superb K900, our first rear-drive, full-size luxury sedan. We debuted the Soul EV, our first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle. The soon to come  Optima Plug-In Hybrid is our first vehicle of its kind. The exciting firsts go on and on. From design to technology, materials to safety features, Kia continues to innovate and upgrade our entire lineup.

You deserve to own a car you love. We invite you to discover the “New Kia.”
Kia Picanto Video.

Alto in Sri Lanka.

Cheap International Calls. Renna Mobile.

Renna Mobile

Renna mobile from Muscat had released a media message to websites stating that their new release of bundles. These will help their customers to have cheap calls  to International numbers, to India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Similarly download the App  as Android ( or iOS ( and get 100MB Night Data FREE! Here is it. “After the success of Renna Mobile’s international calling promotions now their newly extended international calling bundle offers give valued customers more convenient options.

Renna’s current promotion allows subscribers to call Pakistan for 20 mins for just RO1 and subscribers calling India or Bangladesh can enjoy 35mins for just RO1 and 15mins for 500bz. In addition, Renna has another international offer for the rest of the countries with a compatible price starting from 39bz per minute.

Raed Haddadin CEO Renna said ‘Renna has consistently been offering great value to customers on their bundle offers for international calling. Our market research shows that there is a huge demand by our Asian expats on international calling. We therefore make sure that our customer’s get the best international calling rates and we want to further reward them by giving them the ability to choose from our varied offers.’

Moreover, Renna Mobile also offers Oman’s most valuable data bundles with the best price/data ratio and international calling offers among all the mobile service providers in Oman. In addition quality of the services provided by Renna mobile is credited with a strong and reliable network accessible from almost all parts of the region.

Renna mobile. My Renna App Offer.

In addition, Recharge online with My Renna App and get 20% Bonus.

Further more, Renna mobile recharge cards and services are easily accessible at shopping kiosks and several other locations across Oman. Similarly customers can buy recharge online by signing up and logging in to the customer-friendly website.

Similarly with the aim to become the most cost-efficient mobile service provider in Oman; Renna Mobile provides fantastic prices and brilliant customer service coupled with superb network coverage offered through Omantel’s superior telecom network all across Oman that allows one to enjoy the services anytime and anywhere.”

India, Bangladesh & Pakistan Promotion.

India Calling Promotion

Additionally, Any time India, day or night, at the best international calling rates

Go ahead. Anytime is talk time :
Price     Talk time     Validity     Activation Code
RO 1     35 mins     1 Month     *181*10*20#
500 Bz     15 mins     1 Week     *181*10*21#

Bangladesh Calling Promotion

Talk back home in Bangladesh, anytime of the day or night, with the best international calling rates

After that, Go ahead. Anytime is talk time :
Price     Talk time     Validity     Activation Code
RO 1     35 mins     1 Month     *181*10*22#
500 Bz     15 mins     1 Week     *181*10*23#

Pakistan Calling Promotion

In addition, talk back home in Pakistan, anytime of the day or night, at the best international calling rates

Go ahead. Anytime is ypur talk time :
Price     Talk time     Validity     Activation Code
RO 1     20 Mins     1 Week     *181*10*24#

When your minutes in the offer finish, you can subscribe again, anytime.
Furthermore International offers from Renna mobile.


My Renna App

USA Pay Phones.

Husqvarna in India

Husquvarna in India

Husqvarna in India.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 Price: Rs 280,000/-
Vitpilen 401 Price: Rs 250,000/-
Svartpilen 701 USA Price: US$ 9,499
Svartpilen 401 USA Price: US$ 5,099

Husqvarna the Austrian motorcycle (Founded in Sweden) has introduced two of its new versions in India for instance Svartpilen 250  and Vitpilen 250. These two motorbikes are produced for the Indian market. India is a good market place for the Two Wheeler as it is the first choice of people . All the new comers must first meet the competition against the local motorcycles Royal Enfield with their medium sized Engine. New Husqvarna Motorbikes are coming with 250cc Engine. Each of them are marketed with introductory price of INR 1.80 lakh.

In addition these will compete with the locally made popular model KTM 250 Duke Motorbikes. 2021 Husqvarna motorcycle’s prices are Rs 15,000/- less than the KTM 250 Duke BS-VI model. These Austrian motorcycles are renowned for their superior engines and easy handling when going on high speed.  Husqvarna produce Podium Position winning Motocross bikes with lot of features that used to out smart other models in their classes.

Husqvarna Motorcycles.

In the meantime there is no announcement of the introductory price ending date from the dealer. Moreover these motorbikes has been based on the KTM Engines. Above all it will be sold through the KTM Showrooms in India. KTM is the parent company of this brand. Additionally in India these are part of Bajaj Auto and being manufactured with KTM company.

Indian youngsters now have good choice of Motorcycles to select from many brands. Furthermore these motorcycles are being produced in India with BS-VI Engines, Disc Brakes with ABS and fuel Injection. Some models may come with drive by wire system. In this year 2021 nearly all the motorcycle dealers will have shining motorcycles priced at affordable price for the young men. These motorbikes provides many features for the rider to get assisted while riding. Anyhow riders must be good experienced one to ride these motorbikes. Secondly they must have valid driving license. In conclusion the bike is good for experienced riders only. For instance, many of these motorbikes are owned by sports Stars including cricket players, politicians and popular with the Film Actors.

Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 (Cafe racer model with leaning forward posture in other words it is stylish one.)
Vitpilen 250 (For instance Scrambler comes with tall handlebars and fitted moreover with dual-purpose Tyre)

Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 Motorcycle.

Engine Capacity: 248.76 cc
Emission Type: BS-VI (in other words same as EU-5)
Maximum Power Output: 29.63 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gears: 6 Speed
ABS: Dual Channel
Front Brake: 320mm Disc – ABS
Rear Brake: 230mm Disc – ABS
Weight: 166 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 9.5 Lt
Mileage: 31.85 km/l
Top Speed: 146 km/h
Front Suspension: USD Forks
Rear Suspension: Monoshock
Wheels: Alloy Wheels
Tyre: Tubeless

KTM Duke.
In addition currently this is one of the popular Motorbike in India. Further more this is high priced model, but it is being sold in large numbers.


Australia Phone Card

Australia Phone Card

Australia Phone Card.


Australia Phone cards sales used to reach high levels when lot of foreigners come to watch Cricket world cup and other cricket schedules.  Recently when Australia became T20 Cricket Champions, lot of calls were made through phone cards. Actually many of them are from fans, media people and the cricket players from many countries are temporarily staying there and most of them used to call their homes back in their country. During the International Cricket cricket matches in Australia lot of phone cards used to be sold over there.

Most of them use the prepaid phone cards that are very easy to in Australia to dial overseas calls. The connection can be made in short time. The call quality is very good although the service providers use internet protocol to provide phone connections.

Global time difference make most of them to call on odd times either in Australia or their own country depending on the time zone it lays. Calls to America used to get special discount rates as lot of people used to call and receive calls from USA.

The phone cards are available in different prices from AU$ 5 to Au$ 50. They can  be purchased from the small kiosks. Also many call service providers uses their online web sites to sale the virtual phone cards and also they provide top-up facility using their websites where the customer can purchase using their plastic cards from Australia. So lot of phone cards are expected to be sold to the cricket fans.

Most travelers to Australia from Asian countries heavy depend on this calling cards to contact their relatives on their arrival. at the Airport. For most of the travelers having their own Australia SIM card is an expensive option.

In addition, Benefits of a Australian Pensioner Concession Card.

With a Pensioner Concession Health Card you can get cheaper medicine, bulk billed doctors visits and help with hearing services.

With your card you can get:
Cheaper medicine under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
Bulk billed doctor visits – this is up to your doctor
A bigger refund for medical costs when you reach the Medicare Safety Net
Help with hearing services – read more about the Hearing Services Program on the Department of Health website
Discounts to redirect your mail through Australia Post

Your dependent child may also be able to get some of these Australia Phone Card benefits.
Other benefits.

Your state or territory government and local council may offer you more. They may lower your:
electricity and gas bills
property and water rates
public transport fare
motor vehicle registration
train fare

Australia SIM.