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Sri Lanka stocks end 1.42-pct higher for the second day

Sri Lanka stocks gained 1.42 percent for the second day on Thursday with index heavy, Expolanka Holdings, Browns Investments and Commercial Bank pushing the ASPI up, Colombo Stock Exchange said.

Sri Lanka undeclared funds tax, special GST to be legislated by April: Treasury Secy

Sri Lanka tax changes announced in 2019 December and a budget for 2021 including a special goods and services tax and a 1 percent tax to bring undeclared money to the open would be legislated by April 21, Treasury Secretary S R Attygalle said.

Half a million Covishield doses arrive in Sri Lanka; rollout to continue: SPC

The first batch of the nine million doses of the Covishield vaccine purchased from India’s Serum Institute arrived in Sri Lanka this afternoon, a State Pharmaceutical Corporation official said.

Health Ministry officials going rogue with vaccination rollout: Sudarshini

Top officials at Sri Lanka’s health ministry have taken snap decisions on the country’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, in complete disregard of Ministry-sanctioned recommendations made by a technical committee, State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle said.

Sri Lanka rupee quoted wider at 193.50/195.50 levels in the spot next market

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted wider at 193.50/195.50 levels to the US dollar in the spot next market on Thursday while bond yields remained unchanged, dealers said.

Sri Lanka sees link between bond investment advisories and UN rights pressure

Sri Lanka saw a link between pressure to improve human rights and accountability in by a United Nations body and recent reports on the islands sovereign bond risks, Central Bank Governor W D Lakshman said.

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US Dollar 185.10/20 184.75/90
UK Pound 240.2712 238.3652
Euro 216.9096 216.3723
Aus Dollar 131.6872 132.0678
Yen 1.7545 1.7490
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Indian Rupee 2.4684 2.4524
Korea Won 0.1556 0.1546
Oman Rial 478.1068 476.1298
Saudi Riyal 49.0797 48.8794
UAE Dirham 50.1146 49.9041
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
S&P SL20 +0.75 16.28
CSE All Share +0.79 39.82
Turnover Rs million. 1,727
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
3-m bill 4.58 4.58
6-m bill 4.68 4.69
12-m bill 4.84 4.85
5-yr bond 6.38 6.38
8-yr bond 6.99 7.02
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Overnight Money 4.52 4.52
Gilt Repo 4.55 4.55
I-m SLIBOR 6.05 6.06
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

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