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Internet This Week page announcement,
Colombo – Jaffna direct train service is back to normal.Daily there are 4 train services available on this Jaffna – Colombo Train route.They are Yarldevi, Vavuniya Intercity, Night Mail Train and Yaal Nila.

Yaal Nila Jaffna bound train leaves Colombo at 22:00 pm night on Fridays and will start its journey from Jaffna at 10:00pm night on Sundays only. (Ticket Price First Class Rs 4,000/-, Second Class Rs 3,000/- and for the Third Class Rs 2,000/-)

Fuel Pass QR code is NOT necessary anymore to get fuel in Sri Lanka. From today 06th September 2023, it was removed from today. This was announced by the Energy Minister.

Jaffna Nallur Kandaswamy Temple “Theertham”” Festival Today.

Nallur Kandaswamy Temple Theertham festival is Taking place today. This is under its Annual Festival 2023. Millions of people had gathering here for the festival.
View Nallur Ther Festival YouTube Video here.

USA Soccer via Internet This week.

World Women Soccer Champions USA had been knocked out of the current world championship uin the penalty shoot out play. The final of the Women’s World Cup match will be played on Sunday, 20th August, 2023.
Women’s World Cup Semi-finals
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 Spain v Sweden Match over. Spain 2 – Sweden 1
Spain had reached the Final Match of the women’s Football world cup 2023.
Wednesday, 16 August 2023

Australia v England. England beat host Australia 3 – 1 goal difference.
In other match Sweden placed in the third position and the Australian team was placed in the fourth place in this 2023 competition..
Why Inter Miami Football Club is very popular with Internet users?
Because the Soccer Legend Lionel Messi had joined in that club.

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 and Tapioca even though they too are selling at high price. Normal Salayo fish is being sold Rs 1,000 per kilo. Earlier it was sold for for Rs 200/- in the markets. Currently eggs are being sold at Rs 50/-

Gold Price in Sri Lanka Today. Official (8 Grams – 1 Pawn)
24K Gold Price: Rs 175,200/- (999.9)
22K Gold Price: Rs 160,600/- (For making Jewels)
International Gold Price:  US$ 1,932.30 Ounce.

Current 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 316.77
Selling 1 US$ at Sri Lanka Rs 328.53

International Crude Oil Price: US$ 88.90

Internet,this week, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka  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 Ponts.
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

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 priced between Rs 150 up to Rs 180/-. 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. In addition, Sri Lanka Monthly Water supply Bill too had Increased in August 2022.

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.

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 (Chicken Koththu Rs 750/-)
3. Golden Spoon Restaurant
4. Bilal Resturant
5. RJN Takeaway (Vegetarian)
6. Mummy’s Delight (Chicken Koththu Rs 800/-)
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 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.’#/home-page
Nearly all the country people need entry visas for Sri Lanka except Singapore, Maldives and Seychelles. Sri Lanka Rupees are used here everywhere 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 Sri Lanka Debit Cards and Credit Cards are offered by Government controlled 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 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 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 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 time. Above all, his was announced by the Sri Lanka Government Authorities.
Around 30,000 Passports were issued through the online service.
Recently 35,000 online applications were submitted for the new passports. But lot of applicants didn’t go through proper office and many of them didn’t put their signature in their application forms.

Getting New passports.

Therefore, in Sri Lanka those who want to get passport service through one day service or normal service had been  requested to get reservation first. 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.
Similarly, Passport Fee for 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/-
Apply for Sri Lanka Passport ONLINE here.

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. As per the Government, most of the foreign Groom’s had engaged in bad activities after getting married. For instance the foreigner will not get medical benefits that are available for Sri Lanka citizens.

Sri Lanka Unlimited Mobile Phone Calls and Mobile Data Plans.

Above all, popular Dialog Triple Blaster Package Price: Rs 469/- (30 Days Plan)
In addition Dialog Rs 889/- plan gives unlimited calls even to SLT land lines.
Moreover Triple Max Plan Price: Rs 489/-
Additionally Freedom Plan Price: Rs 749/-
In addition, 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.

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
In Jaffna Colombo Bus used start front Muneeswaran Temple Bus stand (New Bus Stand)
In addition  Sri Lanka Railways had announced that the Jaffna bound direct train service has  started from July 15, 2023. Additionally there are 3 services available daily and the new A/C service will commence on 01st of August 2023.

Internet this week for YouTube “Shorts”. (Internet This Week)

In addition,t, 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.

In addition, to create 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 press Continue.

Tourist SIM Card.

Internet this Week Page.

QR Code Fuel Pass

QR code fuel

QR code fuel pass is helping to provide fuel for the people in a perfect method.
As of today there is Queue to get petrol at the Colombo petrol sheds.
Those who went for fuel for the second time were chased away after staff scan their QR cord. In addition, they were told that they had obtained their quota already.  Around 6.01 million registered  vehicle owners had registered online to get their weekly fuel quota through this QR Code fuel pass. moreover, registered Motorcycles and Scooters are around 3,500,000 and 3 Wheel around 1,000,000 and the cars are around 709,000 in the list.

In the meantime Sri Lanka Government is now planning to remove the QR code  very soon.


Notice: The QR Code Fuel Pass registration will not be available for next 48 hours. Registered people can access the website as normal.

Sri Lanka is struggling with its low foreign reserve. This has directly hit the fuel import to Sri Lanka including petrol  diesel and kerosene. Earlier there was a large shortage for petrol and people are staying in queue for days to get 4 Lt of petrol at the price of Rs 400 per liter. Now Sri Lanka Government authorities have came a with a solution for this issue and the system is working perfectly. Also from today (02/02/2023) the Octane 92  petrol price is now available at Rs 400/Lt.

In addition, they made QR code system to offer fuel on weekly basis. Currently vehicle owners can request fuel with their QR Code Fuel Pass. Moreover, the system has been implemented from 01st of August 2022. In addition, Sri Lanka vehicle owners must produce their QR Code to get fuel from the petrol shed.

QR CODE is now implemented Island wide.

Fuel Pass Registration.

Moreover Car, 3Wheel, Motorcycle , Scooter and other owners are requested to register with the Energy Ministry.
For this they must visit this website.

Further more you have to provide the following information.

1. Full Name
2. Mobile Phone Number
Next Step. Provide the received OTP. Fill the following
3. Type of Vehicle
4. Vehicle Chassis number
5. Vehicle Registration Number.
6. Address

Need Extra 5 Lt For Three Wheeler?

Click “Register”
Provide your Mobile phone number.
Enter the code that came in to your Mobile phone.

Provide the following Details. (Images Should be uploaded.)

Personal Details
First Name – Last Name
Mobile Number
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Gender: Female-Male
Date Of Birth: Year Month Date

Police Division:
Divisional Secretariat Division:
Local Council:

Driving license
Insurance certificate
Revenue license
Vehicle photos

NIC Number
Front / Back Image
Driver License Number
License Expiry Date: Year Month Date
Driver License Front- Back Images.
Own Vehicle? Yes – No
If not the owner: Owner NIC, Copy of the vehicle book signed by the owner

If you don’t have Smartphone or Computer visit nearest Communication center with your mobile phone with the above details. Register through their assistance. You will get the OTP to your mobile phone provide it to the communication center operator and get the QR print out from them. (Vehicle number is displayed above the QR code). When going to fill fuel show this QR code print out at the petrol Shed.

How Fuel Pass For Company Vehicles?

Company owners who have multiple vehicles must register for the QR Code Fuel Pass with each of the driver’s NIC and mobile phone number. In other words, mobile phone is important for to get registered for the fuel.
Already registered mobile phone’s can’t be used again to register for QR Code.

Once you had registered in the online website, you will be provided with a unique QR code.
You can have it in your Smartphone or can keep it as a print out.
In addition you can log in and can get the QR Code at any time.
In addition there were 3 groups with the last number of the vehicle’s number plate..
Group1 –  0, 1, 2  Group2 –  3, 4, 5 Group3 – 6, 7, 8, 9. (Now this Group has been discontinued).

How to Get Weekly Petrol?

Above all,at the petrol Station, show your QR code and can get your weekly fuel quota by paying the required Cash.
You can get all the petrol or can get part of it. Report it to the person who is scanning your code.
In addition, if you are not taking all the petrol, then must get the rest fuel within that week.
Once you get fuel from any petrol shed, one SMS will be sent to your Mobile phone.
The SMS  will show Quota used, Vehicle number, the remaining quota and the expiry date.
Allowed weekly Quota.
Motorcycle 4 Lt
3 Wheel (Auto)  5 Lt
Car 20 Lt
Bus 50 Lt

In other words, this QR code based fuel distribution system will be in place till the fuel supply becomes normal in the country. For instance the Auto drivers must register with the police to allocate their fuel Shed name.

In conclusion, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) 2022 Price List per Liter.

What is the petrol price in Sri Lanka today?
Octane 92 petrol Price: Rs 400/-
Diesel price: Rs 430/-
Super Diesel price: Rs 510/-

Now there is small queues can be seen on Mondays only for the Petrol. The other days there is no queues in the petrol sheds for the petrol.

Yamaha R15 Motorcycle.

AT&T Home Phone

New cheap plan

AT&T Home Phone.

AT&T offers cordless home phone for its USA customers. Its package comes with unlimited nationwide call plans where you will pay only $19.99 per month to it as the contract fee. Further more they offer 1,000 minutes of international long-distance calling which includes wireless and land line numbers available for $15 a month. It is good for Mexico, Canada, China, India and 46 other countries.

Be connected. Get entertained.
Bundle of internet, TV, & home phone for the best in home entertainment.
Package Starts at US$154.98/mo. for 12 mos. plus taxes & fees.
In the USA  AT&T is considered asthe top phone service providers in America.

Internet + TV + Phone.
Get connected while Stay while being entertained.
Bundle internet, TV, & home phone for the ultimate in whole home entertainment.
Price starts at US$154.98/mo. for 12 mos.(+taxes & fees). Read more.

You will have to purchase the Wireless Home Phone device for $99.99 which is one time fee only and there after you have to select your phone that is at extra price. This Wireless Home Phone is a portable one, so you can take this with you to other locations in the United States. And this phone allows you to complete calls from your existing home phone handset using the AT&T wireless network instead of a landline connection. Customers can keep their existing home phone number and handsets.

Activate your new phone or SIM

Got a new device? Find out how to activate devices whether it’s for a new wireless or AT&T PREPAID (formerly GoPhone) plan, upgrade, or line.


Detailed Steps

Learn how to activate a new device or SIM card

In addition, make sure your AT&T Home Phone has a SIM card inserted before trying to activate it. It’s best to use the SIM card that came with your new device. Need help in inserting your SIM card? Choose the option for your device in their interactive tutorials.

  • First insert SIM in the AT&T Home Phone and switch on
  • Insert SIM & Memory Card in the device and switch on
  • AT&T phones can’t be repaired Buy the user.
  • Phones should be returned to the facility for any maintenance or repair work.Follow on Calls.AT&T

FIFA World Cup 2022.

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2026, USA, Mexico and Canada.
USA; Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Boston and New York.
Mexico: Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City.
Canada: Vancouver and Toronto.

How to watch FIFA Football Matches in Sri Lanka TV?

National TV – Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.
Paid TV FIFA Football Match Telecasters.
Dialog TV – Channel ONE – 001 and Channel 140
SLT Peo TV – Channel Number 20

FIFA World Cup 2022 matches were concluded in Qatar.
The tournament did started on 20th November 2022 and was finished on 18th December with Champion Match..
Argentina is the current FIFA World Cup Champions.
The match between Argentina and France was with thrilling ends.
First 80 minutes Argentina was holding with 2.0 lead. All of a Sudden France put 2 goals.
The match went to extra time.
Messi put a goal and France teams’ Mbappe nets his hat-trick goal to set-up shootout decider.
At the penalty shoot out Argentina emerged as the FIFA Football 2022 Champions.
Moreover, Mbappe is the Golden Boot Winner with a Hat-trick  at the final without the trophy.


Participated Teams.

Host Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, the Netherlands, England, Iran, USA, Wales, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland, France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia, Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Canada, Morocco,Croatia, Brazil (5 times Champions), Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon, Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea. France is the reigning champions, who had won the last held World Cup 2018 in Russia.


Official FIFA Website.

Yamaha R15 Motorcycle.

Largest Blue Star Sapphire

Largest Blue Star Sapphire

Largest Blue Star Sapphire in the world was recently Mined in Sri Lanka.

Gemologists in Sri Lanka claim that the largest blue star sapphire yet has been discovered in a mine in the country. Actually in the international gem market Blue Sapphire gets very important place. This is due to its sparkling appearance. Perfectly cut blue sapphire will give out superior rays from it once it is placed under the lights.

Colombo Gems.

Colombo gemology institute had confirmed that they had certified a Blue Star Sapphire gem stone weighing 1404.49 carats and said they have not certified anything larger, from the mines of Sri Lanka. The Sapphire under the light shows perfect rays like from a star. Star Sapphires are graded as superior quality for their star they produce under light. Recently this stone, weighing around 510 kg, had entered in to The Guinness Book of World Records after it was certified as the largest star sapphire cluster by the Gubelin Gem Lab in Switzerland.This star sapphire weighs around 510 kg or 2.5 million carats and has been named the “Serendipity Sapphire”.

This Blue Star Sapphire is still available for sale with the Authorities. buy it as it will be a great investment for you.

The stone was mined in the popular mining town Ratnapura in Sri Lanka. It is valued at at least $100m and the current owner expects that it can fetch $175m at any auction. According to the owner it was very confidential as how much he had paid for the 1404.49 carats stone. The current owner had named it The Star of Adam as per the Muslim belief that Adam had arrived in Sri Lanka and lived on the slopes of a mountain which is now known as Adam’s Peak, after he was sent away from the Garden of Eden.

Here is another from Sri Lanka. Queen of Asia – Blue Sapphire.

Blue Sapphire

Recently (2021) Sri Lanka had unveiled the world’s largest blue sapphire. It was unearthed in Ratnapura area. Its owner had named rhis as ‘Queen of Asia’. This Blue Sapphire weighs around 310 kilogram. Recently it was put on display for the first time at the residence of the owner. National Gem and Jewellery Authority had certified the gemstone to be a 1.550,000 carats one.

Sri Lanka Gems.

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority Chairman said that the gemstone will go through more tests as there could be more clean stones inside it. The chairman added that there are already one or two clean stones that could be seen from outside. However, international gem organizations are yet to certify the precious stone.

Gem experts say that the ‘Queen of Asia’ is made of titanium, iron, aluminum oxide and nickel. In addition in July 2021 the world’s largest star sapphire cluster named as ‘Serendipity Sapphire’ too was found here. This stone was found accidentally while digging a water well in the Ratnapura area. It is found to be weighing around 510 kg.

Star Sapphire.

Star of Adam, bought it thinking it is not to be set on jewellery. But will remain as an exhibition piece.

Gems in Sri Lanka.

In addition, Sri Lanka is popular for its Gem stones from the ancient times. Additionally Sri Lanka export large quantities of Gem stones to the USA and other European  countries along with Japan. Moreover, raw gem stones can’t be exported from  Sri Lanka. After that, Srilanka Gem authorities Govern the industry through its board and the government timely check in to its activities and used to guide it. In Colombo alone there are lot of foreign and local Gem Testing, valuation and certification providing companies are located here. Moreover Ratnapura is the town for large scale gem mining operations in Sri Lanka.

Source: Africa Gems.