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Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had instructed farmers to grow more grains saying imports have been controlled

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had instructed farmers to grow more grains saying imports have been controlled and they can now earn more money.


Sri Lanka central bank approves Rs53bn in re-financed Covid-19 credit

Sri Lanka's central bank has approved 58 billion rupees of subsidized credit from re-finance (printed money), for Coronavirus affected businesses while import controls have been extended indefinitely.


Sri Lanka President orders probe on crane purchases, Japan, India terminal deal

Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had ordered a probe on cranes purchased by Colombo port which and container terminal operation deal struck with India and Japan during the last administration, his office said.


Sri Lanka fixes cranes at terminal linked to India deal after protests

State-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority will fix three gantry cranes that had arrived from China at the East Container Terminal of Colombo Port, a top official said after some port workers staged dramatic protests in support of the move.


No truth to Aluthgamage’s Cricket World Cup Match-fixing allegation – Police

The probe into whether the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was fixed so that Sri Lanka would lose launched by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the Ministry of Sports is over. The head of the Chief of the SIU SSP Jagath Fonseka has told Media that the statements of cricketers who were questioned are genuine and no evidence of match-fixing have been revealed.


Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer, bond yields flat

Sri Lanka rupee closed firmer at 185.80/90 to US dollar in the spot market on Friday while bond yields remained unchanged and stocks closed lower, dealers and brokers said.


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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