An Echelon Media Company
Tuesday June 18th, 2024
Business

Singapore based GoodHope's announce Sri Lanka delisting

A circular to the shareholders with full details of the proposed delisting will be issued shortly

May 17, 2023 1 min read

USAID, Ceylon Biscuits to transfer know-how to 12,000 Sri Lanka farmers

The 'climate-smart agriculture' initiative to improve productivity of five priority crops

May 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka state agency to develop Singapore designed Western province plan

Officials also discussed the release of land and land acquisition for the implementation of development works.

May 15, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka layer chick demand picks up in broiler glut

.

May 15, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka allows e-documents in grama niladhari services

This allows the use of electronic documents and reports when obtaining government services

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices end 6-pct down in 2023

Coconut auction prices ended down 6.6 percent at 75,879 rupees per thousand nuts at the last auction of the year

Sri Lanka to open airports for tourist flights from January 21: Tourism Minister

Sri Lanka will open airports for commercial tourist flights from January 21, 2021 and travel industry will have follow r...

January 5, 2021 1 min read
1

Udayanga Weeratunga in bubble, one law, one country not possible: Sri Lanka Tourism Minister

Udayanga Weeratunga, a former envoy to Ukraine who is under fire for arranging tours allegedly flouting of health rules ...

January 5, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka should start fund to bring back stranded workers: legislator

Sri Lanka should start a fund to bring back stranded foreign workers, as some are reportedly being forced into prostitut...

January 5, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka state-run trading firm to buy paddy at Rs50-Rs44 a kilo

Sri Lanka's state-run Paddy Marketing Board will buy rough rice harvested in the current Maha cultivation season at pric...

January 5, 2021 1 min read

Rwandan help to fight Fall Army Worm part of on-going cooperation – Army spokesman

Rwandan military officers conducting experimental spraying of pesticides to combat the Fall Army Worm which is threateni...

January 4, 2021 2 min read
2

Sri Lankans banned from Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya when Ukrainians visit

Sri Lanka will restrict access to important religious and archaeological sites to its citizens as a group of Ukrainian t...

January 3, 2021 2 min read
1

Sri Lanka rough rice output in 2021 Maha could be down 10-pct

Sri Lanka's paddy farming in the 2021 Maha (main) season is below average, the state agricultural office said, forecasti...

January 1, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka to set up National Salt Company SOE with Elephant Pass salterns

Sri Lanka will set up state owned enterprise named National Salt Company to run salt pan in the Northern Province.

December 29, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to sell airtime on ex-DW relay station to Encompass Digital Media

Sri Lanka has agreed to sell airtime on a former Deutsche Welle relay station in Trincomallee in the North East of the i...

December 29, 2020 1 min read
2

Sri Lanka welcomes first tourists ending 9-month Covid-19 hiatus

Sri Lanka welcomed the first tourists on December 28, after a 9-month break with a tour group arriving in flight from Uk...

December 28, 2020 1 min read
Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 305.1018 305.3339
UK Pound 386.9523 387.2371
Euro 330.8712 332.1141
Aus Dollar 201.0018 201.4980
Yen 2.0266 2.0278
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 3.6453 3.5932
Korea Won 0.2342 0.2292
Oman Rial 780.3569 769.4973
Saudi Riyal 80.1114 78.9849
UAE Dirham 81.7952 80.6569
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,573.80 1.00%
CSE All Share 9,073.41 0.65%
Turnover Rs million 1,591,766,524.95 1,029,335,694.32
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 21.72 21.79
6-m bill 19.55 20.31
12-m bill 17.72 19.28
5-yr bond 21.00 22.53
8-yr bond 19.42 20.55
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 13.93 14.00
Gilt Repo 13.50 14.00
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka President visits maize farms hit by fall armyworm

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had visited maize farms hit by infestations of fall armyworm, his office said.

December 28, 2020 1 min read
1

Strike Zone: Sri Lanka is a leading place for whales getting hit by ships

Why do whales get hit by ships? Why does ship strike happen?

Mark Hager
December 27, 2020 6 min read

Sri Lanka dried coconut slice imports made state monopoly

Sri Lanka is allowing the import of coconut dried coconut slices with the seed coat for domestic processing, under a sta...

December 26, 2020 2 min read
1

Sri Lanka re-starts tourism under Covid-19 rules from December 28

The first charter flight from Ukraine carrying tourists is due to arrive in Sri Lanka on December 28 an official said, r...

Mahadiya Hamza
December 25, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka tea plantations propose new wages based on smallholder model

Sri Lanka's Regional Plantations Companies have proposed new wages based on small holders, which the firms sau can raise...

December 24, 2020 3 min read
1

Sri Lanka fruits and vegetable body joins export modernization drive

Sri Lanka's fruit and vegetable producers and exporters have linked up with a World Bank supported project to modernize ...

December 23, 2020 1 min read

“In business there should be no difference between women and men”

Women entrepreneurs from several South Asian countries say investors should not differentiate between the genders of bus...

Kshama Ranawana
December 22, 2020 7 min read

Sri Lanka nationals, dual citizens allowed back on commercial flights, paid Covid-19 quarantine

Sri Lanka nationals and dual citizens abroad who can afford paid quarantine are allowed to use commercial flights to ret...

December 21, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka tea production up 10-pct October 2020

Sri Lanka had produced 23.4 million kilograms in October 2020, up 10.3 percent from a year earlier, thought cumulative ...

Tania Madies
December 21, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka to target millennials with experience based tourism post-Covid-19

Sri Lanka is planning to market the island highlighting experience based tourism and branding targeting mainly millennia...

Chanka Jayasinghe
December 20, 2020 3 min read
3