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Monday May 17th, 2021

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

Short-tenor bond maturities eased marginally.

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Sri Lanka stocks end 1.82-pct higher

ASPI pushed up by LOLC Holdings, Expolanka and John Keells Holdings.

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Only cargo flights from India have landed in Sri Lanka since COVID-19 travel ban: official

Sumanasekara added that flight radar does not give passenger details.

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Sri Lanka Transport Board deploys buses in view of ongoing railway strike

Two trade unions of the Sri Lanka Railways launched a strike this morning.

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Chairman of Laksala, Salusala Sri Lanka Pradeep Gunawardena dies of COVID-19

Gunawardena was receiving treatment at the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University hospital at the time of death.

Sri Lanka's China-run port sees record vehicle transshipment to Mexico, South Africa, EU

Vehicles arrived from Chennai, Mundra, Ennore in India and Gunsan and Pyeongtaek in South Korea

Sri Lanka export firms to run with workers from outside Covid-19 lockdown areas

Export firms should operate a bio-secure bubble by ensuring secure transport and accommodation

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Sri Lanka to keep Coronavirus patients at home, 2,386 confirmed, 20 new Covid-19 deaths

"If symptoms worsen needing medical care they will be admitted to hospital."

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SriLankan aircraft MRO teams up with UK firm for freighter conversions

The first PTF conversion was on an Airbus A320 belonging to FitsAir.

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,269 Coronavirus patients, Covid-19 deaths climb to 29

Sri Lanka Medical Association had warned of a rise in deaths

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Tropical depression in Southeast Arabian sea, Sri Lanka fisherfolk, navy personnel warned

It is very likely to intensify into deep depression within next 12 hours, it added.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Put lives before economy, former Sri Lanka PM urges govt

“Any damage to the economy can be recovered. We cannot recover lost lives,” he said.

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Sri Lanka floods, landslides kill two, fresh warnings as river waters rise

Water levels are rising in Kelani, Kalu, Nilwala, Gin Rivergs and Attanagalu Oya

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Recall retired doctors, nurses to combat COVID-19, Sri Lanka opposition SJB tells govt

“You need people to lift weight at the gym,” the MP said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Women can take health decisions within family to help fight COVID-19: Sri Lanka minister

“It is the mother that makes health decisions in a family, and it is her decisions that safeguard the family’s healt...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka gets US$80.5mn from World Bank to buy Coronavirus vaccines

The lender has provided US$298mn to fight the pandemic

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US Dollar 199.5000 199.5000
UK Pound 280.8761 280.6067
Euro 241.9935 241.0758
Aus Dollar 154.6524 154.3033
Yen 1.8242 1.8202
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Sri Lanka to subsidize farmers and consumers if fertilizer ban hits yields

"The President said that the government is ready to bear the cost to ensure that the consumers can purchase rice for exi

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Sri Lanka state fails in the core business: administration of justice

Sri Lanka presents a façade of a functioning legal system

Rohan Samarajiva

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,269 Coronavirus cases, Covid-19 deaths 24

By the end of the day on May 13, 26,126 Coronavirus patients were under medical care after 1,145 were discharged.

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Get specialist opinion before getting jabbed, Sri Lanka MoH tells chronic patients

"Sputik V is not recommended for people with severe allergic reactions and other underlying conditions,” she said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka extends resident and tourists visas for 60 days amid anti-Coronavirus controls

Visas extended without penalty

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

Yields steady.

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Killing of suspects in police custody: Sri Lanka Bar Association calls for investigation

Such deaths will tarnish Sri Lanka’s image, the BASL said.

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Sri Lanka stocks end higher

ASPI being pushed up by Nestle Lanka, Ceylon Tobacco Company and Browns Investments.

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Heavy rainfall forecast for Sri Lanka's Western, South Western provinces

The Met Department has forecast rainfall over 100mm for the Western, Sabaragamua and Central provinces.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka to run long-distance office trains for essential workers

Employers asked to only the bare minimum workers

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