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Hirunika says Mount Lavinia beach enrichment will hit fishers

Former MP Hirunika Premachandra is raising questions about the attempt by government agencies to enrich the beach at Mount Lavinia saying it will impact the local fishermen adversely.


Sri Lanka stock close marginally lower, rupee stronger

Sri Lanka stocks down 0.10 percent at close on Tuesday dragged by Ceylon Cold Stores but index heavy John Keells gained while the rupee closed firmer at 186.85/186.00 to the US dollar in the spot market, dealers and brokers said.


Supreme Court dismisses FR petitions challenging the refusal to recall Parliament

The Supreme Court has refused leave to proceed for all 8 Fundamental Rights petitions that challenged the June 20 poll date and the continuation of the dissolution of Parliament without a functioning parliament for more than 3 months.


President wants drug kingpins operating behind prison walls curbed

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants to put a stop to criminal activities operated by underworld kingpins from within prison walls, a statement from the Presidential Secretariat said.


US Riots Show That Double Standards Rankle – Jehan Perera

Unrest and rioting in cities throughout the United States, the world’s largest economy and one of its richest, have been going on now for a week. Protests have taken place in at least 75 cities and have reached the gates of the White House.


Residents complain SLPP activists accompanied by police collecting personal data?

Questions are being raised over a door-to-door survey being conducted by Police in the City of Colombo and its suburbs of residents and the collection of personal data by officers accompanied by unidentified civilians


Latest Last
US Dollar 192.5000 190.1563
UK Pound 238.9503 236.5440
Euro 208.3524 207.3305
Aus Dollar 123.9796 115.8224
Yen 1.7945 1.7707
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
LATEST LAST
Indian Rupee 2.5570 2.5000
Korea Won 0.1577 0.1554
Oman Rial 505.9471 495.9429
Saudi Riyal 51.7919 50.7641
UAE Dirham 53.0341 51.9990
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
PTS %
S&P SL20
CSE All Share
Turnover Rs million.
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
LATEST LAST
3-m bill 7.00 7.27
6-m bill 7.23 7.80
12-m bill 7.54 8.28
5-yr bond 9.29 9.70
8-yr bond 9.49 9.87
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
TODAY YESTERDAY
Overnight Money 6.50 6.75
Gilt Repo 6.60 6.82
I-m SLIBOR 6.90 7.04
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

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