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Thursday September 29th, 2022

Sri Lanka maintains over 2 hour power cut amid looming crisis 

Sri Lanka has called for spot tenders to purchase coal.

2 min read

Sri Lanka launches e-channelling for FM's consular services to minimize corruption, inefficiency

Public seeking authentication services may dial 225 (Mobile subscribers) or 1225 (landline subscribers)

1 min read

Sri Lanka President points geopolitical rivalry for looming global economic crisis

Wickremesinghe says Sri Lanka is taking some painful reforms to come out of economic crisis

3 min read

Sri Lanka parliament to debate 22nd amendment to constitution on Oct 06, 07

Parliament is scheduled to convene from next Monday October 03 to Friday October 07.

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Sri Lanka will ask for vote on upcoming “unfair” UN resolution: foreign minister

“It is against our constitution and we have to respond to that."

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Nearly one in three Sri Lankans have high blood pressure, need treatment: study

Increased prevalence was associated with urban residence, socioeconomic status, obesity, and Muslim ethnicity

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Sri Lanka sells Rs127bn in bonds, 2032 on tap at 30.09-pct

Cut off for shorter tenors estimated at around 34 percent.

Sri Lanka power tariff hike: ministry offers olive branch to protesting monks

Select religious establishments are to be included in a proposed rooftop solar panel initiative by the government.

Chanka Jayasinghe
Sri Lanka hospitals to get Rs300mn in emergency supplies from JICA

Sri Lanka is still facing serious shortages of medicine due to the ongoing crisis

Spotlight on Sri Lanka 4000-year old hunter gatherers

Samanti Kulatilake Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology at Mount Royal University, Canada to speak

Sri Lanka to change legal definition of 'child' to person under 18

It has also been proposed to amend the words "children and young persons ordinance" to "children’s ordinance"

Chanka Jayasinghe

Sri Lanka shares edge up in mid-morning trade

Market generated a turnover of 2.5 billion rupees.

Latest Last
US Dollar 369.9235 369.9235
UK Pound 417.3920 417.3688
Euro 365.4949 365.1473
Aus Dollar 247.2916 245.9917
Yen 2.6166 2.5700
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 4.4750 4.5225
Korea Won 0.2575 0.2576
Oman Rial 942.5852 942.5852
Saudi Riyal 96.4518 96.4518
UAE Dirham 98.7994 98.7994
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 3,203.01 -0.87%
CSE All Share 9,964.80 -0.36%
Turnover Rs million 3,017,534,901 4,958,500,230
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 30.31 30.81
6-m bill 28.51 28.66
12-m bill 28.26 28.78
5-yr bond 25.30 25.04
8-yr bond 26.01 25.76
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 15.50 15.50
Gilt Repo 15.50 15.50
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Spotlight on Sri Lanka 4000-year old hunter gatherers

Samanti Kulatilake Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology at Mount Royal University, Canada to speak

1 min read

Sri Lanka to change legal definition of 'child' to person under 18

It has also been proposed to amend the words "children and young persons ordinance" to "children’s ordinance"

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka shares edge up in mid-morning trade

Market generated a turnover of 2.5 billion rupees.

1 min read

Best Workplaces for Women in Sri Lanka 2022

Are we maximizing the full potential of women or allowing them to lose ground in the workplace?

Latest Last
US Dollar 369.9235 369.9235
UK Pound 417.3920 417.3688
Euro 365.4949 365.1473
Aus Dollar 247.2916 245.9917
Yen 2.6166 2.5700
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 4.4750 4.5225
Korea Won 0.2575 0.2576
Oman Rial 942.5852 942.5852
Saudi Riyal 96.4518 96.4518
UAE Dirham 98.7994 98.7994
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 3,203.01 -0.87%
CSE All Share 9,964.80 -0.36%
Turnover Rs million 3,017,534,901 4,958,500,230
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 30.31 30.81
6-m bill 28.51 28.66
12-m bill 28.26 28.78
5-yr bond 25.30 25.04
8-yr bond 26.01 25.76
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 15.50 15.50
Gilt Repo 15.50 15.50
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka shares edge up in mid-morning trade

Market generated a turnover of 2.5 billion rupees.

1 min read

Sri Lanka's China-backed Port City to issue dollarized business licenses

Colombo Port City to be protected from the central bank's policy rate and depreciation

2 min read

Dole Lanka: Empowering Women to Make a World of Difference

Dole Lanka is driving excellence with diversity, equality and inclusion

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Sri Lanka poultry farmers unable to make open account imports of maize

Open account channel for maize not open

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka legal alcohol consumption down 20-30-pct: Minister

75 percent of a bottle of alcohol is taxes

1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks gain on financials; Sampath Bank leads 

Market still sees foreign inflows since an IMF announcement last month

2 min read

Yields in Sri Lanka T-bill rise amid speculation over local debt restructuring 

Market is waiting for some cues for direction from T-bond auction on Thursday.

1 min read

Sri Lanka sells Rs81bn in Treasuries, yields steady

6 and 12 month yield on tap

1 min read

Sri Lanka president concludes Tokyo visit; off to Manila to chair ADB meeting

Treasury Secretary Mahinda Siriwardena is expected to join the president at the ADB meeting.

2 min read

Sri Lanka shares gain 1-pct in mid-morning trade

ASPI is up 99 points within the first hour

1 min read

Sri Lanka can earn more targeting experiences, sustainable tourism

The way forward is to provide niche packages that would create experiences unique to travelers

Mahadiya Hamza

3 min read

Sri Lanka President allows imports of electric vehicles on expat worker permit

Electric vehicles for expat workers until Dec 31

1 min read

Sri Lanka plans to sell tickets in US dollars to tourists: Minister

Hotels charge in US dollars, I do not see why we cannot

2 min read

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US giving tools for Sri Lanka to improve food supplies: Cindy McCain

A currency collapse has put food out of reach of low income families

Tania Madies

3 min read

Fire guts 60 houses in underserved area in Sri Lanka

It's worst fire area residents have suffered

3 min read

Sri Lanka shares edge up from near 2-wk low in high turnover, foreign inflow; financials lead

Market has seen 16.5 billion rupees of net offshore buying in the last 30 straight sessions

2 min read

Sri Lanka T-bill yields up; rupee guidance peg steady

Market is waiting for direction from weekly T-bill auction on Wednesday

1 min read

Sri Lanka exports up 12-pct up to August 2022

In the eight months to August, exports were up 12.04 percent to 8.8 billion US dollars.

1 min read

China donates eight mobile labs for chronic kidney disease detection in Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans in rural areas are severely affected with CKD

Neshella Perera

2 min read

Sri Lanka's utility regulator to conduct quality survey at fuel stations after complaints

The Consumer Consultative Committee of the PUCSL has decided to investigate the complaints

Chanka Jayasinghe

1 min read

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Sri Lanka May 09 violence: Report to be submitted to parliament soon

Tennakoon had made this announcement at the first meeting of Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence

2 min read

Sri Lanka's CEB authorised to purchase power from private plants, CPC to provide fuel: Minister

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has authorised the purchase of power from private plants

1 min read

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