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Friday July 30th, 2021

Sri Lanka rupee dollar swaps turn positive at the short end

The kerb market for US dollar was around 222.70/223.50 rupees

3 min read

Sri Lanka stocks gain on heavyweights, local buying

Sri Lanka stocks gain led by index heavy weights Distilleries Plc, LOLC Holdings and Aitken Spence

3 min read

Comorbidities, lack of vax, negligence behind surge in Sri Lanka's COVID-19 deaths: official

Tuesday (27) saw 63 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19.

3 min read

Emirates further extends suspension of passengers from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

Emirates Airlines made this announcement on its website in line with UAE government directives.

3 min read

Sri Lanka launches local James S Brady Press Briefing Room

In theory and in the book, every government has to do good

Sri Lanka to raid lunch sheet sellers, outlaw plastic garlands

The island has several alternatives to lunch sheets

Federal Reserve starts US$500bn overnight liquidity window as Powell Bubble rages

Foreign central banks given overnight facility of US$60bn each

2 min read

Sri Lanka fails to sell 41-pct of Treasuries at de facto policy rate ceiling

Ceiling rate set at 5.26-pct

3 min read

World's biggest star sapphire cluster in Sri Lanka may fetch up to one billion USD

“We kept it from the spotlight for security reasons,” Weerasinghe told EconomyNext.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka to receive 700,000+ doses of long-awaited AstraZeneca on Saturday

The full consignment was originally expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on July 19 but kept getting pushed back.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka bond yields remain steady

Rupee inactive

2 min read

Sri Lanka John Keells Holdings back in profits in June 2021 quarter

Leisure still in the red

2 min read

Sri Lanka stocks reverse losing trend after ISB repayment; foreigners leave

The gain was led by Expolanka Holdings, Browns Investments and Ambeon Capital

4 min read

Sri Lanka opp. leader wants death penalty for terrorists, drug traffickers

As recently as October 2020, the SJB leader called it an “urgent need” of the hour.

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP Harin Fernando summoned to CID over Easter attack speech

Fernando has been questioning the official narrative with regard to the masterminds of the Easter bombings.

3 min read

Sri Lanka's nurses to launch protest-strike during lunch hour over unfulfilled promises

Other nurses’ unions are also invited to join, he said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

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Latest Last
US Dollar 199.9033 199.9000
UK Pound 278.1954 277.5112
Euro 236.8554 236.3318
Aus Dollar 147.2188 147.1464
Yen 1.8214 1.8210
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Indian Rupee 2.6863 2.6830
Korea Won 0.1738 0.1732
Oman Rial 519.2428 519.2343
Saudi Riyal 53.3004 53.2910
UAE Dirham 54.4229 54.4220
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 3,072.72 0.71%
CSE All Share 8,134.75 0.47%
Turnover Rs million. 2,191,558,044.10 1,806,549,564.70
Source: CSE
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3-m bill 5.14 5.13
6-m bill 5.17 5.16
12-m bill 5.22 5.21
5-yr bond 7.35 7.34
8-yr bond 7.89 7.88
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 5.11 5.11
Gilt Repo 5.14 5.14
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Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka central bank bill stock top trillion rupees after July reserve outflow

Landmark month

4 min read

Sri Lanka’s fertilizer, energy reforms 'very painful' but healthy: Jayasundera

'The national balance sheet is very scary because almost all districts are reporting non-communicable ... diseases'

3 min read

Sri Lanka's Best Corporate Citizens awards to have Covid focus

The ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2021 (BCCS Awards)’

2 min read

Matale, Sri Lanka land for Fantasy Land Entertainment

42 acres from land reform commission

1 min read

Daily COVID-19 cases, oxygen demand on the rise in Sri Lanka as hospital capacity drops

Health ministry data as of Tuesday (27) shows a gradual increase in daily case numbers over the past few days.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Virtual education further stalled in Sri Lanka as talks fail between teachers and PM

The strike will deprive tens of thousands of Sri Lanka’s students of virtual education.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet nod for purchase of injection solutions from Chinese joint venture

The plant will manufacture basic injection solutions including normal saline, dextrose solution, Hartmann solution, etc.

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee ends inactive in forex market

Short tenor gilt yields steady, long-tenor flat

1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks close lower for the second day

Expolanka Holdings, Commercial Leasing and Finance, and Browns Investments

3 min read

Sri Lanka Freedom Party not satisfied with talks with president: Rohana Lakshman

“Nothing very productive happened [other than] the president agreeing to give  funds to SLFP local counciillors."

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read