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 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.
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.By Chanka Jayasinghe
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.By Imesh Ranasinghe
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 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.