An Echelon Media Company
Sunday October 2nd, 2022

Sri Lanka calls EOI to build flying training school at Eastern airport

Five hectares will be allocated on a 30-year lease for the flying training institute

October 1, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's 'Hellfire' to go ahead amid religious outcry

“I will not allow you to venerate Satanic music for Satan in my city,” Senanayake was heard saying.

September 30, 2022 3 min read

Diana Gamage undeterred in efforts to revamp Sri Lanka nightlife

"You know, we call Sri Lanka a paradise. But what paradise is shut at 10 o'clock in the night?”

September 30, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka can earn more targeting experiences, sustainable tourism

The way forward is to provide niche packages that would create experiences unique to travelers

September 28, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka to open extended safari park next month to woo tourists 

Sri Lanka is in the process of boosting its tourism amid forex shortage

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka sees $900 mln tourism revenue in 8 months amid slower recovery 

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka is desperately looking for tourism earning to finance its imports

Sri Lanka's JKH to up tourism game by striking deal with casino operator

Cinnamon Life will transform Colombo as a leisure and entertainment destination for the region

September 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to offer winter tourism refuge from Powell-Lagarde bubble

"We need to provide the right product and think out of the box in this segment. It's highly competitive."

Mahadiya Hamza
September 19, 2022 2 min read

Several Sri Lanka Consular Division offices closed over system breakdown

Office in Colombo 01 and regional offices in Jaffna, Trincomalee, Matara, Kandy and Kurunegala are closed

Roshani Fernando
September 17, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Lotus Tower earns Rs 1.6 million on opening day

Aziz said the company has set a total revenue target of 1.1 billion rupees by 2024.

Neshella Perera
September 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals dip in August due to bad press in India

Arrivals down 20 percent in August compared to July.

Mahadiya Hamza
September 11, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka hotel sells Maldives unit stake

Sold to China Travel International Investment Hong Kong Limited.

September 9, 2022 1 min read

Canada eases travel advisory to Sri Lanka from 'orange' to 'yellow' risk level

Canada has advised Canadians in Sri Lanka to “keep supplies of food, water and fuel".

Neshella Perera
September 7, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion body to revise up 2023 target after interim budget

President Wickremesinghe through interim budget expects 2.5 million tourists in 2023.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka gets 35,000 tourists up to August 28

Top three source markets are UK, India and Germany.

August 31, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka extends multiple-entry tourist visa to five years

Sri Lanka currently offers one-year multiple entru visas and single entry visas with a sixth-month stay period.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 30, 2022 1 min read
Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 369.9103 369.9103
UK Pound 412.4602 400.9490
Euro 364.6306 360.0342
Aus Dollar 242.2604 241.7927
Yen 2.5686 2.5748
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 4.4529 4.4476
Korea Won 0.2535 0.2528
Oman Rial 942.5852 942.5852
Saudi Riyal 96.5609 96.3494
UAE Dirham 98.7994 98.7994
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 3,165.33 -0.11%
CSE All Share 9,931.07 -0.21%
Turnover Rs million 2,578,258,401 3,017,534,901
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 29.35 30.31
6-m bill 28.29 28.51
12-m bill 28.44 28.26
5-yr bond 25.26 25.30
8-yr bond 25.87 26.01
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 15.50 15.50
Gilt Repo 15.50 15.50
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Indians visiting Sri Lanka advised to be cautious of fuel situation, currency convertibility

"Our endeavour is to prevent any untoward incident involving Indians outside India."

Mahadiya Hamza
August 26, 2022 2 min read

Several European governments relax travel advisories issued for Sri Lanka

"This is a positive step and I am positive that the winter tourism season will perform well."

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 26, 2022 2 min read

UK lifts Sri Lanka travel warning

The UK no longer advises against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka

August 26, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka festive season tourist bookings "not encouraging" - hoteliers 

Political instability in the past three months hurt the island nation's 3rd largest foreign earner

Mahadiya Hamza
August 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tourism sector debt moratorium doubtful over bank stability: Minister

"Because we have a threat of risk to the banks as well."

Mahadiya Hamza
July 6, 2022 3 min read

Tourists to receive fuel on request in crisis-hit Sri Lanka  

Sri Lanka is desperate for foreign currency earnings through tourism

Mahadiya Hamza
July 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka hoteliers urge govt to extend debt moratorium by six months

"We need to bounce back and bounce back fast,” said Cooray.

Mahadiya Hamza
June 30, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka to re-open Jaffna airport for international flights

The cabinet has given the approval to re-initiate the operation effecting from July 01,2022

June 28, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka embassy promotes tourism in Brazil

The embassy said 60 Brazilian participants attended the online event.

June 19, 2022 1 min read

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka aims for USD800 mln from tourism; India-led revival advised

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka have fallen amid economic crisis and protest-led political crisis since March.

June 14, 2022 2 min read
1 2 3 34