An Echelon Media Company
Friday August 19th, 2022

Sri Lanka police bails out Mrs World after uncrowning drama

Police Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs. World Caroline Jurie on charges of using “criminal force” against the lat...

April 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka arrests Mrs World over battle of beauties

Sri Lanka’s police Thursday arrested the reigning Mrs World Caroline Jurie over her role in de-crowning Mrs. Sri Lanka...

April 8, 2021 2 min read

De-crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka regains title, set to sue Mrs. World

The de-crowned Mrs. Sri Lanka 2021, Pushpika de Silva has regained her title, but is set to sue her predecessor Caroline...

April 7, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka National Archives on major digitisation drive; 10PB of archives by 2027

Sri Lanka’s Department of National Archives is on a major digitisation drive that will see 10 petabytes of digital and...

April 7, 2021 3 min read
Lanka Premier League T20 series: Sri Lanka to allow limited crowds at stands

The 2021 LPL T20 tournament is scheduled to be held from December 5 to 23.

Queer artistes have a hard time entering mainstream media

Pakistani queer artiste Rafay Shahzad describes his travails

Clinical Sri Lanka whitewash 'negative' Bangladesh

Sri Lanka put on a clinical performance with bat and ball to record a 122-run win in the third and final one-day interna...

August 1, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka Cricket will dedicate final ODI to Kulasekara

SLC announces that the final ODI will be dedicated to famed fast bowler and T20 World Cup winner Nuwan Kulasekara.

July 30, 2019 1 min read

SLC says Coach's issue will be decided today

Sri Lankan Cricket is likely to make a complete revamp to their support staff after the Sports Minister called for the r...

Shonel Perera
July 25, 2019 3 min read

Bangladesh cricketers arrive in Sri Lanka under high security

The Bangladesh cricket team arrived in Sri Lanka amid tight security on Saturday, the first foreign sporting side to vis...

July 21, 2019 1 min read

England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama

England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over after a nerve-shredding f...

July 15, 2019 3 min read

Bangladesh first team to tour Sri Lanka since attacks

Bangladesh will later this month become the first team to tour Sri Lanka since the deadly Easter attacks in which 258 pe...

July 9, 2019 1 min read

Karunaratne wants more Sri Lanka players to get overseas experience

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has urged his country's cricket chiefs to help more players enter overseas Twenty20...

Faisal Kamal
July 6, 2019 3 min read

Jayawardene urges Sri Lanka to retain World Cup belief

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene has urged Sri Lanka to keep believing they can still reach the World Cup semi-finals, ...

June 30, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka brewer warns of imitation Japanese sake, synthetic toddy

A product pretending to be Japanese sake has entered the Sri Lankan market, while synthetic toddy continues to be popula...

June 29, 2019 2 min read

No six pack but Malinga still a big-game hunter: Jayawardene

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene praised Lasith Malinga for his ability to step up in big games after the pac...

June 23, 2019 2 min read
Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 368.7200 368.7038
UK Pound 441.2085 445.9100
Euro 373.6891 377.2130
Aus Dollar 257.1230 257.8056
Yen 2.7200 2.7465
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 4.5261 4.5461
Korea Won 0.2720 0.2742
Oman Rial 937.6502 937.5808
Saudi Riyal 98.2393 96.1467
UAE Dirham 98.2821 98.2748
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,963.95 0.05%
CSE All Share 8,975.75 0.73%
Turnover Rs million 3,154,358,876.30 2,721,321,235
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 26.11 26.24
6-m bill 27.06 26.52
12-m bill 27.87 27.36
5-yr bond 24.19 23.86
8-yr bond 24.68 24.21
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

ICC reject Sri Lanka World Cup complaints of 'poor pitches, no pool'

World Cup organisers have been forced to defend the quality of the tournament's pitches and facilities after reports of ...

June 15, 2019 3 min read

Sheahan Arasaratnam made head of Standard Chartered Sri Lanka retail banking

Sheahan Arasaratnam, a banker with over 25 years of experience as head of retail banking in Sri Lanka, Standard Chartere...

June 11, 2019 1 min read

Menaka Athukorala appointed chief executive of Sri Lanka's Hatton Plantations

Menaka Athukorala has been appointed the joint-chief executive of Sri Lanka's Hatton Plantations Plc (HPL), the firm sai...

June 7, 2019 1 min read

Karunaratne urges Sri Lanka to keep "chin up" after World Cup rout

Dimuth Karunaratne urged his Sri Lanka flops to stay positive after they were jeered by angry fans during Saturday's emb...

June 2, 2019 2 min read

Henry leads Kiwi charge to dismiss Sri Lanka for 136

Matt Henry led the New Zealand charge with three wickets to help dismiss Sri Lanka for just 136 in their opening match o...

June 1, 2019 2 min read

New Sri Lanka sporting body to tackle corruption, boost competition

The newly formed Association of Sports Federations Society (ASFSL) will tackle corruption and improve Sri Lanka's perfor...

May 30, 2019 2 min read

Du Plessis leads by example as South Africa beat Sri Lanka

South Africa captain Faf Du Plessis led by example with a confident 88 as his side cruised to an 87-run win over Sri Lan...

May 25, 2019 1 min read

Sangakkara optimistic Sri Lanka will stage England series despite attacks

Kumar Sangakkara believes Sri Lanka will stage England's scheduled tour of the island next year despite safety concerns ...

May 23, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka openers show promise against Scotland ahead of Cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka's cricket team made a solid start in the second One Day International (ODI) against Scotland ahead of the Worl...

May 21, 2019 1 min read

Saumya Amarasekera appointed Deputy Chair of Sri Lanka's Sampath Bank

Saumya Amarasekera has been appointed Deputy Chairperson of Sri Lanka's Sampath Bank, an official statement said.

May 15, 2019 1 min read