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Friday May 7th, 2021

Sri Lanka reclassifies some sovereign bonds as domestic debt

About 14 billion US dollars of ISB now also had a market value of 7,613 million dollars

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Army converts apparel factory into COVID-19 facility as Sri Lanka scrambles for beds

State Minister Dr Sudarshini Fernadopulle told EconomyNext today that bed capacity is “almost full”.

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

Rupee hits 208 levels.

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Sri Lanka's participation in UN peacekeeping missions must not be weakened: UNP

There is scope for further involvement in future contingents, the UNP said.

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Sri Lanka stocks close higher

Browns Investments pushes ASPI's gain.

Mahadiya Hamza
Sri Lanka Met Dept issues lightning warning

Heavy rainfall above 100mm can be expected in several provinces, the department said.

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

Rupee hits 208 levels.

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Sri Lanka's outgoing Attorney General turns down diplomatic posting

De Livera is expected to retire at the end of this month.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus deaths climb to 14 a day, total cases 1,939 in new high

A day earlier the total hospitalized climbed to 13,814

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Sri Lanka to start Sputnik V rollout tomorrow: Minister

Fifteen thousand doses of the jab arrived in the island on May 04 for a trial rollout.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka rupee trades at 199.75 to spot dollar in moral suasion

Rupee closed without any bids.

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Sri Lanka stocks end 0.64-pct higher

Tobacco Company pushes ASPI's gain.

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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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Latest Last
US Dollar 199.5155 199.5887
UK Pound 277.4163 277.5680
Euro 240.7055 239.7459
Aus Dollar 155.2131 154.6214
Yen 1.8282 1.8259
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 2.7107 2.7040
Korea Won 0.1781 0.1775
Oman Rial 518.2355 518.4257
Saudi Riyal 53.1885 53.2194
UAE Dirham 54.3173 54.3372
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,838.96 0.22%
CSE All Share 7,188.09 0.59%
Turnover Rs million. 1,248,630
Source: CSE
Latest Last
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
today yesterday
Overnight Money 4.65 4.65
Gilt Repo 4.68 4.67
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

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

2 min read

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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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

3 min read

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

2 min read

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