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Monday September 20th, 2021

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...

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

Market wait for direction

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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.

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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

Sri Lanka President land in US for UN General Assembly

President Rajapaksa will hold bilateral discussions with several heads of state

Sri Lanka's re-appointed CB chief will tackle external challenges: P B Jayasundera

It also needs much more experienced person to manage the prevailing challenges

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Sri Lanka fails to sell 50-pct of yield controlled bill auction

No market demand for 6 or 12 month bills, where the price control is barely above the overnight rate

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Long COVID: Sri Lanka expert warns of multisystem inflammatory syndrome onset

Patients whose organs are affected must be thoroughly examined and treated accordingly, he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka stocks rise for second day on hopes over Cabraal fixing forex woes

“The market hopes Cabraal can fix the forex and exchange rate issue."

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Sri Lanka CB to guide markets, use tools mindful of repercussions: Governor Cabraal

I think we would from now onwards take the lead in providing guidance to markets

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Sri Lanka prisons minister resigns after opposition MPs demand removal, legal action

Earlier on Wednesday, the opposition Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Ratwatte's removal and arrest over the allegations.

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Sri Lankan novelist's 'A Passage North' shortlisted for 2021 Booker Prize

The book was previously long listed for the same prize.

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Sri Lanka new CB Governor says will push for stability, consult business

A policy package in the form of a short-term Road Map soon

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Sri Lanka's Tess Agro eyes funds from Swiss firm to make tin cans

Food storing cans to be exported

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Sri Lanka opposition calls for legal action, sacking, of prisons minister

The TNA called for an immediate inquiry to be followed by charges filed against the state minister.

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Sri Lanka denies 5-pct tax on wage earner tax after 1-pct tax on undeclared funds

Not discussed in cabinet

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Sri Lanka spends US$225.5mn to defend non-credible peg in July

Another US$49.5mn was bought amid a surrender requirement

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Sri Lanka 'fingers crossed' for investment, rise in remittance, tourism: Minister Pathirana

We keep our fingers crossed and we are looking forward to receiving some investments also and foreign remittances'

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Booster shot for Sri Lankan migrant workers: health ministry decision pending

The SLFEB has submitted the request and it is up to the health ministry to see it through, an official said.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka ruling party local govt member disqualified in landmark verdict

The Right to Information (RTI) act had also proved helpful in acquiring information to secure the verdict, he said.

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Sri Lanka stocks recover in thin trade; foreigners leave

Sri Lanka stocks bounced back and ended 1.82 percent up on Tuesday

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Sri Lanka sticks to domestic mechanism; says UN probe will polarise country

“This will polarise our society, as we experienced with Resolution 30/1,” the foreign minister said.

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Sri Lanka minister assures no fuel scarcity as credit lines sought

But I want to clearly say there is no oil scarcity

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Sri Lanka police find hand grenade in Colombo private hospital

The grenade has now been disarmed, police said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Locked down Sri Lanka to gradually re-open from Sep 21; experts apprehensive

“No matter what allegations some people may level, the lockdown has helped immensely,” the state minister said.

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