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Monday May 17th, 2021

Sri Lanka nationalist tax on TV commercials allowed in one month slots

In a gazette notice a one month license for Rs100,000 was introduced

4 minutes

Sri Lanka confirms 2,275 Coronavirus cases, 21 Covid-19 deaths

With the latest deaths, the total went up to 962. Among the dead was a 37 year old man from Bandarawela.

2 min read

Sri Lanka suspends banks from buying ISBs until further notice

To save foreign exchange

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Sri Lanka export firms to run with workers from outside Covid-19 lockdown areas

Export firms should operate a bio-secure bubble by ensuring secure transport and accommodation

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Sri Lanka to keep Coronavirus patients at home, 2,386 confirmed, 20 new Covid-19 deaths

"If symptoms worsen needing medical care they will be admitted to hospital."

Imesh Ranasinghe
SriLankan aircraft MRO teams up with UK firm for freighter conversions

The first PTF conversion was on an Airbus A320 belonging to FitsAir.

Women can take health decisions within family to help fight COVID-19: Sri Lanka minister

“It is the mother that makes health decisions in a family, and it is her decisions that safeguard the family’s healt...

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka gets US$80.5mn from World Bank to buy Coronavirus vaccines

The lender has provided US$298mn to fight the pandemic

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Sri Lanka to subsidize farmers and consumers if fertilizer ban hits yields

"The President said that the government is ready to bear the cost to ensure that the consumers can purchase rice for exi

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Sri Lanka state fails in the core business: administration of justice

Sri Lanka presents a façade of a functioning legal system

Rohan Samarajiva

14 min read

Sri Lanka confirms 2,269 Coronavirus cases, Covid-19 deaths 24

By the end of the day on May 13, 26,126 Coronavirus patients were under medical care after 1,145 were discharged.

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Get specialist opinion before getting jabbed, Sri Lanka MoH tells chronic patients

"Sputik V is not recommended for people with severe allergic reactions and other underlying conditions,” she said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

5 min read

Sri Lanka extends resident and tourists visas for 60 days amid anti-Coronavirus controls

Visas extended without penalty

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Sri Lanka rupee remains unchanged around 199/208 levels to one-month dollar

Yields steady.

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Killing of suspects in police custody: Sri Lanka Bar Association calls for investigation

Such deaths will tarnish Sri Lanka’s image, the BASL said.

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Sri Lanka stocks end higher

ASPI being pushed up by Nestle Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company and Browns Investments.

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Latest Last
US Dollar 199.5000 199.5000
UK Pound 280.8761 280.6067
Euro 241.9935 241.0758
Aus Dollar 154.6524 154.3033
Yen 1.8242 1.8202
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 2.7227 2.7086
Korea Won 0.1766 0.1766
Oman Rial 518.1953 518.1953
Saudi Riyal 53.1957 53.1957
UAE Dirham 54.3131 53.1957
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,869.52 0.67%
CSE All Share 7,228.23 0.93%
Turnover Rs million. 1,279,238
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 5.07 5.07
6-m bill 5.11 5.11
12-m bill 5.16 5.16
5-yr bond 7.33 7.38
8-yr bond 7.83 7.87
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 4.65 4.65
Gilt Repo 4.68 4.67
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Heavy rainfall forecast for Sri Lanka's Western, South Western provinces

The Met Department has forecast rainfall over 100mm for the Western, Sabaragamua and Central provinces.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka to run long-distance office trains for essential workers

Employers asked to only the bare minimum workers

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"Illegal" Indian family arrested in Sri Lanka amid calls for tighter border control

This is the third family Sri Lanka police has arrested for alleged illegal migration to the island.

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka Air Force to produce high flow oxygen units for Covid-19 patients

The Air Force was planning to produce 50 machines and was ready to make more

1 min read

Sri Lanka's Prime Residencies raises Rs1.95bn from IPO

Prime Group has been in the real estate industry for over 25 years.

1 min read

NIC pass not valid during Sri Lanka's unofficial weekend-lockdown: police

The move amounts to an unofficial lockdown which cannot be called a curfew without a state of emergency being declared.

Imesh Ranasinghe and Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Alleged Sri Lankan gang leader killed in police shooting; inquiry under way

This is the second time this week an alleged underworld leader was killed while in police custody

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka state workers take 86 cents of every tax rupee home in Covid-19 pandemic

Under 'revenue based fiscal consolidation' state sector was expanded and salaries raised over several years

2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee quoted around 199.90/208 levels to one-month dollar

Yields remain steady.

1 min read

Several countries slap travel bans on Sri Lanka as COVID-19 cases continue to spike

The ban came into effect yesterday as a result of rising COVID-19 cases in the island.

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

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