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Thursday May 6th, 2021

Sri Lanka welcomes 4,100 tourists in April, India leads

India and China leads arrivals

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Updated list of locked down/isolated areas in Sri Lanka

A regularly updated list of all locked down or isolated areas in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka to rely on Sputnik V, as search continues for more AstraZeneca

"We can inoculate at least half that number with Sputnik V,” he said.

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Sri Lanka finances 13.9-pct of GDP budget deficit in 2020, stated as 11.1-pct

The overall budget deficit is listed as 11.1-percent of GDP by transporting 2.8-pct of GDP payments in to the past

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Sri Lanka restricts inbound passengers from India as COVID-19 cases surge

"Aircraft, cargo and seafarers will keep coming but they will not be allowed to disembark," he said.

Imesh Ranasinghe
Sri Lanka rupee quoted wider at 199.75/208 levels to one-month dollar

Rupee hits 208 levels.

Sri Lanka sells 77-pct of offered Treasuries at auction

Over the past three auctions the central bank has sold down its bill stock to Rs884bn from Rs904bn

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Sri Lanka sees hospitalization delays as authorities scramble new Covid-19 beds

Most delays in Colombo, Kaluthara, Kurunegala, Gampaha and Matale districts.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka appoints p'ment select committee to recommend electoral reforms

The committee will recommend amendments to the system as necessary, a statement said.

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Sri Lanka's Dambulla vegetable exchange re-opened amid Coronavirus spike

The situation in his city has become serious (barapathala), Mayor Jaliya Opatha had said.

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USD 50 million allocated to repair fighter jets as COVID-19 rages: Sri Lanka Opp Leader

The funds should be prioritised to combat the epidemic, said Premadasa

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Heated debate over detained Sri Lanka MP Rishad Bathuideen attending p'ment

“This has never happened in the history of this house,” MP Sumanthiran said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka rupee quoted at 199.95/207 to one month dollar

Bond yields marginally down

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Sri Lanka seeks construction partnerships with Nepal

Companies showcase expertise in green construction, urban infrastructure hydro-power, soil and geology,

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Sri Lanka to expand Coronavirus ICU, HDU beds, non-invasive ventilation in Covid-19 wave

Total daily Coronavirus cases 1,914, domestic cases 1,860.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Bungalows, guesthouses, campsites in Sri Lanka barred for visitors

Guidelines will be issued shortly on how to rebook, a statement said.

Mahadiya Hamza

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US Dollar 199.5887 199.5872
UK Pound 277.5680 277.5659
Euro 239.7459 239.9437
Aus Dollar 154.6214 154.3607
Yen 1.8259 1.8267
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Indian Rupee 2.7040 2.7036
Korea Won 0.1775 0.1776
Oman Rial 518.4257 518.4218
Saudi Riyal 53.2194 53.2076
UAE Dirham 54.3372 54.3368
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,836.50 0.73%
CSE All Share 7,157.30 0.64%
Turnover Rs million. 890,294,188
Source: CSE
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3-m bill 5.04 5.03
6-m bill 5.09 5.09
12-m bill 5.15 5.15
5-yr bond 7.12 7.08
8-yr bond 7.71 7.70
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Overnight Money 4.65 4.65
Gilt Repo 4.68 4.67
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Govt denies undue political influence in relaxing Piliyandala lockdown

"I have a right to speak up for my constituents," said Minister Gamini Lokuge

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka plans to vaccinate 63-pct of population by end 2021: Health Minister

National Medical Regulatory Authority would clear a vaccine if it was approved by two 'stringent' foreign regulators

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Sri Lanka stocks end 1-pct lower

ASPI dragged down by LOLC Holdings, Browns Investments and Brown and Company.

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Sri Lanka orders more oxygen cylinders in new Covid-19 wave

Plans are underway to increase the oxygen capacity in the country.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka hotels hit as Coronavirus wave crashes wedding season

Some hotels are operating as Covid treatment centres

Mahadiya Hamza

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Use Nelum Pokuna theatre to treat COVID-19 patients: Sri Lanka's ex health minister

Senaratne requested the government to not add beds for COVID-19 treatment to hospitals that provide tertiary care

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Kenya unit of Sri Lanka's Hela Clothing switches to PPE, provides work in pandemic

Hela Clothing creates over 2,000 jobs in Kenya during the pandemic

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Sri Lanka to open 500 outdoor gyms at cost of Rs 625 million: cabinet spokesman

The move is expected to provide a catalyst for progress in the field of sports, the minister said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka parliament postpones controversial Port City bill debate: report

Parliament has yet to receive the Supreme Court's verdict on the bill.

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Sri Lanka to bring forward GCE O/Level, A/Level exams to allow early university entrance

School students in Sri Lanka generally sit for GCE O/Ls and A/Ls at the ages 16 and 19 respectively.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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