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Monday September 20th, 2021

Sri Lanka to work closely with UN, agrees to 'pardon Tamil youth'

Immediate action with regard to missing persons

6 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP summoned to CID with no explanation: lawyer

Nanayakkara was requested to meet the CID on Monday (20).

6 min read

Sri Lanka Mannar, Cauvery basin oil blocks gravity magnetic survey with Bell Geospace

The data we have acquired so far is of excellent quality

6 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Tea exports up 15-pct in July 2021, Iraq top buyer

Up to August, exports were up 7.7 percent to 187.5 million kilograms but were down 4.42 percent from 2019.

6 min read

Sri Lanka cronies profiting from import controls, SMEs battered: Samarajiva

What we are building is a kleptocracy which will then pollute and completely distort the political processes

Sri Lanka shortage creating agency may allow milk powder supplies to resume

New price subject to dollars given at 203 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka vaccinates 50.4-pct of population, vaccinated Covid-19 deaths 4.4-pct

Out of total deaths of 9,806 persons, 4.4 percent had got both doses of vaccines and 15.9 percent had one

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Sri Lanka President land in US for UN General Assembly

President Rajapaksa will hold bilateral discussions with several heads of state

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Sri Lanka gets four million more Sinopharm doses; final batch on SPC order

The consignment sees the conclusion of a contract the SPC had entered with the manufacturer.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka splits oil blocks to fire demand, BellGeospace to give data

When the block is large, it is very expensive for a single company to explore

1 min read

Elected Sri Lanka ruling party MP to resign for diplomatic posting in US: source

Kalutara district SLPP candidate Wadduwage Manju Lalith Varna Kumara is next in the list to succeed Samarasinghe.

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Sri Lanka gets more railway coaches from India under US$82.6mn deal

RITES will also supply two AC diesel multiple units (DMU) to Sri Lanka Railways.

1 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceylon tea output down 1.2-pct in July 2021

In the first seven months of 2021, tea output was up 19.6 percent to 187.8 million kilograms.

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UK to remove Sri lanka, seven other countries from COVID-19 'red list' Sep 22

Sri Lanka’s economy was facing a loss of more than 260 million rupees each day when it remained on the UK’s ‘red l...

Mahadiya Hamza

3 min read

Sri Lanka stock index edges down on profit taking amid foreign selling; investors wait for cues

Market wait for direction

3 min read

Sri Lankan children 12-14 with congenital disorders, all kids 15-19 to get Pfizer jab

The decision was reached at a COVID-19 task force meeting chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Friday (17) morning.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

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China to donate 1 mn doses of Sionvac to Sri Lanka; 4mn Sinopharm doses also due

It may not be the right choice for Sri Lanka at the moment, one expert said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka anti-COVID-19 measures to cost $550 million: Jayasundera

The real cost is more

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Sri Lanka extends COVID-19 lockdown to Oct 01

Sri Lanka’s ongoing COVID-19 conditional lockdown has been extended till October 01

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Sri Lanka to reopen 5,000 schools, but teachers on strike refuse to budge

Teachers will not resume work until long-standing salary anomalies in their service are not resolved, said Stalin.

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka hospitals still overwhelmed, says official; calls for pre-Oct 2020 infection rates

"The current rate of around 2,300 daily cases is “unbearable” and more than the overburdened health sector can handl...

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee hamstrung on decree, bonds slightly up after yield control lifted

A 01.12.2024 bond traded at 8.24 percent Friday

2 min read

Aeroflot Sri Lanka flights to resume from November 04

Aeroflot has been operating to Colombo from 1964

1 min read

Sri Lanka to reduce 'vulnerable' international sovereign bond holdings: Jayasundera

Our idea is not to go for any commercial borrowing

3 min read

Sri Lanka OTC repo platform in operation at CSE

To improve liquidity of debt transactions

1 min read

Sri Lanka's report on anti-terror law ready ahead of EU delegation visit: Foreign Min Secy

“We are waiting for the EU delegation. We are not scared. There is nothing to hide. We are quite open to them,” he s...

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