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There are 3 daily train services available on this Jaffna – Colombo Train route.
They are Yarldevi, Vavuniya Intercity, Night Mail Train and Yaal Nila (Week End)
A/C Train used to Start from Kankesanthurai (KKS) to Colombo time had been changed by Railway Department.

T20 Cricket Championship in USA.

Pakistan cricket team and its fans are in tears as it had lost to India by just 6 runs in the NY cricket stadium. Earlier Pakistan went down to USA cricket team in another of this tournament match. now India is waiting for the USA Cricket team’s match. If India win against USA, they will secure their place in the super 8 section. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s hope is depending on Team USA matches to come in to super 8.

Starlink Internet in Sri Lanka.

American Elon Musk’s Starlink internet can be pre order in Sri Lanka,by paying a fully refundable USD 9 deposit. Connection fee is expected to be between US$400 up to US$ 600. Starlink internet monthly subscription fee is about US$ 99 per month in Sri Lanka.

In addition, Jaffna bound DIRECT train service has been terminated.
(From 07th January 2024).
Stoppage is for the Jaffna Train track renovation work.
Currently trains travel up to Anuradhapura or Maho station.
The direct train service is expected to commence by July 2024.
This Jaffna bound passengers need to use Bus to catch connection train service. In addition they use the Colombo – Jaffna direct Luxury bus service.

Luxury Bus ticket fare to Jaffna Rs 3,000/- up to Rs 4,000/-

Colombo to Jaffna Train Ticket Price .
Starts from Rs 1,900/- up to Rs 4,000/-
Yaal Nila Jaffna bound train leaves Colombo at 22:00 pm night on Fridays and will start its journey from Jaffna at 22:00pm night on Sundays only.
Ticket price first class Rs 4,000/-, Second class Rs 3,000/- and for the Third class Rs 2,000/-.

Current Sri Lanka Rupee Exchange Rate.

US Dollar – Sri Lanka Rupees. ( Bank of Ceylon Website.)
Today, Sri Lanka rupees rate against the US Dollar?
Buying 1 US$ @ Rs 298.79
Selling 1 US$ at Sri Lanka Rs 308.26

Gold Price in Sri Lanka. Official Price (8 Grams – 1 Pawn)

24K Gold Price: Rs 198,650/- (999.9)
22K Gold Price: Rs 182,100/- (Jewel making Gold)

International Gold Price: US$ 2,353.90 / Ounce.
International Crude Oil Price: US$ 79.14

From 01st of January 2024, Sri Lanka Government had implemented 18% VAT to its Citizen, for their purchases and services including 3% increased VAT for the water supply.

Watch Holiday Season in Colombo, Sri Lanka Video,
Here.– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vm08hj8KEU

Sri Lanka Cost of living.

Further more, in Sri Lanka meat products, Fish, Vegetables and Fruits are priced at high price and it can’t be afford by poor and Middle class people. A bread loaf is being sold around Rs 150 up to Rs 180/- in different shops as there is no control price for it.. In addition baddy affected are the children in Sri Lanka who are in need of support from the International community..

Electric Tariff in Sri Lanka has been increased by 80%. (From 10th of August 2022). In addition again the Electricity Tariff had been increased by 80% from this month March 2023. And once again in October 2023 it had gone up by 18%. Furthermore, Sri Lanka Monthly Water supply Bill too had been Increased in August 2022. From July 01st electric tariff in Sri Lanka is going to be reduced.

Sri Lanka rupees is becoming strong against US Dollar and Sri Lanka Bank’s had decreased the interest rates for Depositors and Lenders. In July fixed deposits in the banks will earn 9.11% per annual.

Sri Lanka Vegetable , Meat products and Egg prices are still high.

Sri Lanka Vegetable, Meat Products, and Egg prices are still very high. These prices are not affordable by the common people. People are surviving with pumpkin, plantain and Tapioca even though they too are selling at high price. In addition popular Salayo fish is being sold Rs 600 per kilo. Earlier it was sold for for Rs 200/-. However, egg is being sold at Rs 55/- to Rs 65/- in the market.
Currently in this year 2024, Sri Lanka citizens are expecting high living cost as nearly all the products and services had been added with 3% – 18% VAT.

Already Litro Cooking Gas Cylinder 12.5 Kg price had been reduced
by Rs 135/- and its new price in 2024 is Rs 4,115/- for one cylinder.
Sri Lanka Fuel Price, 01, June 2024.

Petrol 92 Octane – Rs 355/-
Petrol Octane 95 – Rs 420/-
Auto Diesel – Rs 317/-
Super Diesel – Rs 377/-
Kerosene – Rs 202/-

 

Internet, this week, Sigiriya, Tourist Attraction Entrance Ticket Price.
Foreigners US$ 30
Children US$ 15
SAARC Adults + Children US$ 15
Local Visitors Rs 100/-
Local Children Rs 50/-
Make Dialog Star Points in to your phone Reload.

In addition to check your Dialog Star Points call #141#
Then follow the instructions to find your Star Points.
If have 156 you can get 56 as reload for your phone.
Its 100 is the base remaining points.
To Reload 56 Star points
SMS Star pay 56 and send to 141

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. Above all, Haramain Javelins – 300 kmph / 186 mph (Saudi Arabia)
Restaurants in Hospital Road, Dehiwala. (Near to William Mills Junction)

1. Arcadia Restaurant. (Appa Rs 40/-, Pani Appa Rs 60/-, Short Eats Rs 80/-)
5. New Pilawoos Hotel (Chicken Kottu Rs 750/-, Mini Kottu Rs 550/-, Roast chicken kottu and chicken cheese kottu, Egg parata, Plain Parata Rs 50/-, Poll Rotti Rs 40/-, Short Eats (Rolls, Samosa, Veg Rotti – Rs 80/-, Milk Tea: Rs 130/-, Plain Tea: Rs 50/-, iced coffee, Mojito and Achcharu, )
3. Vengadesha Veg Land. (Vegetarian Meals, Tea, Coffee, Vegetable Rice and Curry Lunch: Rs 430/- and ulundu vadai like short eats Rs 130/-)
4. Bilal Resturant
5. Burgher’s Hut
6. Mummy’s Delight (Chicken Koththu Rs 800/-)
7. Milanos KKY Restaurant
8. Nicobar Restaurant. Popular for Kanji and Samosa during Ramadan Festival.
9. Keels Restaurant inside of the Keels Supermarket.
10. Keels Coffee Shop inside of the 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
16. Kandos Chocolate Shop. (Chocolate Drink)

Sri Lanka Arrival and Departure Cards.

Sri Lanka Arrival Card and Departure Cards are available ONLINE.
Furthermore complete your arrival and departure cards online. It is possible for Foreigners and Sri Lankan’s. https://eservices.immigration.gov.lk/emb/eEmbarkation/’#/home-page
Nearly all the country people need entry visas for Sri Lanka except Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles. US Dollars, Euro, Canadian Dollars and Australia Dollars are widely accepted.

Public transport is at its best. Sea Plane and Helicopter service too are available.

In addition, Debit and Credit Cards are provided by State Banks and Private Banks. Moreover, you can apply for them through online websites. Anyhow, you have to visit the Bank office to complete the process and collect the Credit or Debit cards.

Sri Lanka National Identity Card Issuing Fee in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Government charge Rs 200/- for issuing New National Identity Card. This was recently announced by the Sri Lanka 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 for it   will be Rs. 1,000/-. Moreover this too was came in to effect from 01st of November 2022.
Sri Lanka Passport.

For instance, those who want to have their new passports need to apply for it promptly. In conclusion, the new passports will be derived to their homes within 3 days. Above all, this was announced by the Government Officials.

Getting New passports.

Therefore, in Sri Lanka those who want to get passport service through one day or normal service need to get reservation first. Department’s official website http://www.immigration.gov.lk/ .
Otherwise, applicants should call the following phone number 070 7101 060.
Passport office opens from Monday to Friday 08:30 AM till 03:00 PM for those appointment holders. The Department has requested People NOT to come over there without obtaining an appointment.
Similarly, Passport Fee for under 01 Day Service: Rs 20,000/-
Normal Service Passport Fee: Rs 10,000/- (Revised on 02nd February 2024)
Child (age 16 – 03) Passport Fee 01 Day Service: Rs 9,000/-
Apply for Sri Lanka Passport ONLINE here.https://eservices.immigration.gov.lk/onlinetd/OnlineTD/’#/home

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

Similarly, Sri Lanka Government had announced that foreign Bride or Groom who are going to marry a Sri Lanka 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. According to the Government officials, many foreign Groom’s had engaged in bad activities after their marriage. For instance the foreigner will not get medical benefits that are available for Sri Lanka citizens.

Sri Lanka 2024 Unlimited Mobile Phone Calls and Mobile Data Plans.

Above all, Dialog Triple Blaster Package Price: Rs 1,025/- (30 Days Plan)
In addition Dialog Rs 919/- plan gives unlimited calls even to SLT land lines.
Moreover Mobitel.lk Triple Max Plan Price: Rs 1007/-
Additionally Airtel.lk Freedom Plan Price: Rs 909/-
In addition, Hutch Unlimited Plan Price:: Rs 749/-

Jaffna – Chennai Flight Service under Internet This Week

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.

2024 Passenger ferry service, as per Internet This Week

Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu) to/from Kankesanthurai (Jaffna).
Ferry Name: Cheriyapani high speed passenger ferry
Similarly, number of Passengers: 150
Journey Time: 4 Hours.
One way Ticket: LK Rs 26,750/-
In conclusion, return ticket price: LK Rs. 53,500/-

Colombo to Jaffna Luxury Bus Service.

Jaffna Bus Ticket Price (One way) Rs 3,000/-
Moreover these Busses used to start from Marine Drive, Wellawatte. (Colombo – 06 by 20:00 pm
Moreover, from Jaffna, Colombo Busses used to start from Muneeswaran Temple Road, Bus stand (New Bus Stand)
Internet this week for YouTube “Shorts”. (Internet This Week)

According to Internet This Week

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

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