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Sri Lanka CB chief to discuss with CRIB, banks on covid-hit bad loans

Covid treatment of CRIB

October 19, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank says its QR code app draws 100,000 users

Various bills can be paid using the app

October 18, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's NTB 'A(lka)' rating confirmed by Fitch amid slowing credit

NTB had a higher concentration on leasing and credit cards and weak asset quality than peers.

October 11, 2021 6 min read

Sri Lanka's SDB 'BB+(lka)' rating confirmed by Fitch amid strong credit growth

"We do not expect near-term pressure on SDB's liquidity as it has not fully utilized the proceeds from its capital

October 10, 2021 5 min read
Damith Pallewatte to be next CEO of Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank

He will succeed Jonathan Alles, who is retiring from August 23,2024

Sri Lanka bank net foreign assets turn positive: analysis

Paying down foreign loans narrows the current account deficit or generates a surplus

Sri Lanka loan rate ceilings credit positive, Moody's mistaken: Central Bank

Sri Lanka's central bank disputed an analysis by Moody's Investor Service, a rating agency which said price controls sla...

October 1, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka loan price controls to hurt banks: Moody's

Sri Lanka's price controls on lending rates, which comes in the wake of a currency collapse and a spike in bad loans, wi...

September 28, 2019 4 min read

Sri Lanka lifts price controls on bank deposits

Sri Lanka has lifted price controls on depositors to expropriate small depositors, in the wake of a currency collapse in...

September 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka orders 200bp cut in lending rates in new price controls

Sri Lanka's central bank has slapped price controls on commercial banks loans, as credit contracted and bad loans soared...

September 24, 2019 4 min read

Sri Lanka banks reject hydro project loan after endemic fish re-discovery

Sri Lankan banks supporting biodiversity conservation efforts refused to lend money for a mini-hydro power plant after t...

September 24, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Sinhaputhra Finance given time to raise capital

Sinhaputhra Finance Plc, non-bank lender in Sri Lanka has been given time to raise capital, the central bank said.

September 19, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka TKS Finance licence cancelled, liquidation to recover deposits

Sri Lanka's central bank has cancelled the licence of TKS Finance Limited with insured depositors to be compensated up t...

September 19, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to call for expressions of interest to revive The Finance Company

Sri Lanka’s central bank has decided to call for expressions of interest to find potential investors to revive the fai...

September 17, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's NDB Bank eyes private placement to boost capital

Sri Lanka's NDB Bank Plc is planning a private placement of shares among foreign and domestic investors to raise capital...

September 17, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka banks vulnerable to property market downturn: Fitch

Sri Lankan banks are vulnerable to a property market downturn given increased lending to the sector and a weak ability t...

September 17, 2019 2 min read
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Hatton National Bank 'AA(lka)' Sri Lanka rating confirmed by Fitch

Fitch Ratings has confirmed the 'AA(lka)' rating of Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank saying it had adequate capital but...

September 11, 2019 3 min read

Commercial Bank of Ceylon 'AA(lka)' Sri Lanka rating confirmed by Fitch

Commercial Bank of Ceylon's 'AA(lka)' rating has been confirmed with a stable outlook, Fitch Rating said, though tough o...

September 11, 2019 3 min read

Seylan Bank's 'A-(lka)' Sri Lanka rating confirmed ahead of capital raising

Sri Lanka's Seylan Bank Plc, rating of 'A-(lka)' has been confirmed by Fitch with a stable outlook ahead of a capital ra...

September 11, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka private credit negative in July, government borrowings up

Sri Lanka's bank credit to private sector was a negative 3.3 billion rupees in July 2019, sharply down from a 63 billion...

September 8, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka blames high interest rates on 'structural issues'

Sri Lanka has blamed 'structural issues' for high interest rates in the country, as large volumes of money was printed t...

September 8, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka IFAD-backed program to give low interest loans to farmers

Sri Lanka's Sanasa Development Bank Plc., has joined a program backed by a UN agency that seeks to transform subsistence...

Chanka Jayasinghe
September 7, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's NSB, Bank of Ceylon, People's ratings confirmed by Fitch; outlooks stable

Fitch Ratings said it is confirming ratings of state-run National Savings Bank, Bank of Ceylon and People's Bank with st...

September 3, 2019 5 min read

Sri Lanka's Union Bank in talks with investors for funding UB Finance

Sri Lanka's Union Bank of Colombo Plc, said that it is in talks with potential investors for 'strategic options' for its...

September 3, 2019 2 min read

Sinhaputhra Finance in talks with investors after Sri Lanka regulatory warning

The European Union has called for minority protection, addressing hate speech and an end to the death penalty as a deleg...

September 2, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka bank profitability under pressure: Moody’s

Sri Lankan banks’ profitability is under pressure with an uptick in bad loans, Moody’s rating agency said in a new r...

August 30, 2019 2 min read