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Friday December 1st, 2023

Sri Lanka Insurance, NITF local ratings cut two levels after sovereign downgrade

Fitch Ratings has lowered the local Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) ratings of state-run Sri Lanka Insurance to 'AA(lka...

January 23, 2021 6 min read

Sri Lanka's People's Insurance to provide Covid-19 cover for tourists

Sri Lanka's People's Insurance will provide a 12 dollar Covid-19 insurance policy for tourists visiting the island under...

January 22, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka medical insurance for family members of Buddhist monks

State-run Sri Lanka Insurance has started a medical insurance scheme for family members of Buddhist monks, which will pr...

January 8, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Union Assurance starts online life insurance app, offers Covid-19 cover

Sri Lanka's Union Assurance, a unit of John Keells Holdings said it had started online platform which makes it easy to p...

December 16, 2020 2 min read
Sri Lanka failed finance company depositors to Rs9.8bn extra after insurance increased

Depositors of failed Sri Lanka finance companies will get 9.8 billion rupee more with the ceiling on deposits qualified ...

Sri Lanka insurer regulatory capital drops with new accounting rules

Risk -based capitalization (RBC) of Sri Lanka's insurance companies have dropped after the adoption of a new accounting ...

December 3, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s Softlogic in Rs762mn Sept quarter loss

Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Holdings made a loss of 762 million rupees in the September 2019 quarter compared with profits o...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s Ceylinco Insurance Sept net up 159-pct

Sri Lanka's Ceylinco Insurance net profits shot up 159 percent to 1.7 billion rupees in the September 2019 quarter from ...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

Softlogic Life wins top award at Sri Lanka's Effies 2019

Softlogic Life Insurance Plc, has won the gold award for 'brand of the year' at the 2019 Effie Advertising awards in Sr...

September 8, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Janashakthi Insurance in B2B, digital drive

Sri Lanka's Janashakthi Insurance had been able grow gross written premium above the life industry average so far in 20...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Janashakthi Insurance net down in June on higher claims

Sri Lanka's Janashakthi Insurance Plc, posted a net profit of 127.2 million rupees for the June quarter, down 5 percent ...

August 19, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceylinco June net up with lower life insurance transfers

Ceylinco Insurance Plc said that its profits grew 215 percent to 1.8 billion rupees in the June quarter from a year earl...

August 13, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka health insurance costly, but potential to grow: report

ECONOMYNEXT – The high cost of health insurance business is a challenge for all insurance companies in Sri Lanka,...

August 9, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's HNB Assurance eyes 15-pct premium growth in 2019

Sri Lanka's HNB Assurance is expecting planning write business of 15 percent in the year to March 2019 with restrictions...

July 21, 2019 2 min read

Weak rupee, higher taxes to prune profits of Sri Lankan insurers

Sri Lanka’s insurance industry growth is likely to slow down and profits reduced owing to a weakened rupee and hi...

June 28, 2019 3 min read
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Sri Lanka Insurance develops travel cover for tourists after Easter bombing

Sri Lanka's state-owned Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) is awaiting approval from the government to issue travel ...

June 12, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Com Bank gains control of Commercial Insurance Brokers

ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank has acquired a majority stake in Commercial Insurance Brokers (Pvt) Ltd after b...

June 3, 2019 1 min read

Rush for terrorism insurance in Sri Lanka after bombings

Thousands of Sri Lankans have subscribed to terrorism insurance within a week after the Easter Sunday Bombings on April ...

Chandeepa Wettasinghe
May 2, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka's NITF exposure to terror attacks limited to Rs. 500mn

Sri Lanka's state-owned National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) will have a maximum exposure of 500 million rupees from the...

Chandeepa Wettasinghe
May 1, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lankans flock to retake terrorism insurance cover

Sri Lankan firms are rushing to re-subscribe to terrorism insurance covers following the Easter Sunday bombings, a top o...

April 25, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka's NITF to pay Rs.50mn advance to two bombed hotels

Sri Lanka's state-owned National Insurance Trust Fund will pay 25 million rupees each in advance insurance claims to The...

April 24, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka insurance premiums growth slows down to 9.5-pct in 2018

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's insurance industry grew 9.5 percent from a year earlier to 175.7 billion rupees in gross writt...

April 4, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka car taxes to slow growth in insurance

Sri Lanka's insurance sector will see slower growth due to higher taxes slapped on cars in a budget for 2019, Fitch Rati...

March 22, 2019 4 min read

Leapfrog group buys Sri Lanka Soflogic Life Insurance stake from FMO

A 19-percent stake in Sri Lanka's Softlogic Life Insurance has been sold by the Netherlands-based FMO to the Leapfrog In...

December 19, 2018 1 min read

Big stake sold in Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Insurance for Rs2.18bn

ECONOMYNEXT – A big stake in Sri Lanka’s Softlogic Life Insurance changed hands on the Colombo bourse Wedn...

December 19, 2018 1 min read