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Sri Lanka's shares marginally up on CBSL's local debt restructuring assurance

The main All Share Price Index (ASPI) was up 0.65 percent or 57.48  points to 8,949.82.

May 11, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka's shares gain in mid day trade

Pushed up by the banking and financial sectors

May 11, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka bond yields up, rupee opens stronger

Sri Lanka’s bond yields opened higher on Thursday and the rupee opened at 315/316 against the US dollar

May 11, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka bond yields up at close, rupee at 315.50/316 against the USD

Sri Lanka’s bond yields closed higher on Wednesday and the rupee closed at 315.50/316 against the US dollar

May 10, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka shares down, turnover remains high

The Colombo Stock Exchange closed down on Thursday, CSE data showed. However, turnover was high at 2.3 billion.

Sri Lanka shares trade down mid-day on profit taking

Market participants said there was some part of profit taking today after the market went up during the past few days.

Sri Lanka's NTB net down 19-pct in Dec 20 quarter

Profits at Sri Lanka's Nations Trust Bank fell 19 percent from a year ago to 946 million rupees in the December 2020 qu...

February 28, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes steady at 194.50/195.50 levels in the spot next market

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed steady at 194.50/195.50 levels to the US dollar in the spot next market on Thursday while bo...

February 25, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks end 1.42-pct higher for the second day

Sri Lanka stocks gained 1.42 percent for the second day on Thursday with index heavy, Expolanka Holdings, Browns Investm...

February 25, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee quoted wider at 193.50/195.50 levels in the spot next market

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted wider at 193.50/195.50 levels to the US dollar in the spot next market on Thursday while bond...

February 25, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka fails to sell 27-pct of offered bonds at auction

Sri Lanka has failed to sell 27 percent of offered bonds at an auction of 125 billion rupees of 2 to 7 year bonds, data ...

February 25, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka central bank buying US$10mn dollars a day from market: CB Governor

Sri Lanka's central bank is buying around 10 million US dollars a day from banks from the middle of February, Governor W...

February 24, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes weaker at 194.50/195.00 to the US dollar in the spot market

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 194.50/195.00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Wednesday while bond yields ed...

February 24, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka stocks end 0.58-pct higher

Sri Lanka stocks gained 0.58 percent on Wednesday with index heavy, Vallibel One, Distilleries and Ceylinco Insurance pu...

February 24, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka fails to sell 60-pct of Treasuries, short term yields up

Sri Lanka has failed to sell 60 percent of offered Treasury bills at an auction though short term yields rose marginally...

February 24, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes weaker at 194/195.00 to the US dollar in the spot market

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 194/195.00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Tuesday, while bond yields were f...

February 23, 2021 2 min read
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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
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Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka stocks down 3.5 pct

Sri Lanka stocks fell 3.53 percent on Tuesday with index heavy, LOLC group, Vallibel and John Keells Holdings seeing sel...

February 23, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted stronger at 193.50/00 levels to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted stronger at 193.50/00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Tuesday, while some steady, dea...

February 23, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed stronger at 193/194.25 to the US dollar in the spot market on Monday, while some bond yields ...

February 22, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks end 2.5-pct lower

Sri Lanka stocks fell 2.57 percent on Monday losing the gains made last week, pushed down by LOLC Holdings, Expolanka an...

February 22, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee quoted around 194.00/196.00 levels to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted around 194.00/196.00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Monday, while some bond yiel...

February 22, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka banks to surrender 12-5-pct of export receipts to central bank

Sri Lanka's banks have been ordered to sell half of mandatorily converted export proceeds to the central bank, financial...

February 20, 2021 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's Sampath Bank net down 34-pct in Dec 2020

Profits at Sampath Bank fell 34.1 percent to 3.2 billion rupees in the December 2020 quarter from a year earlier amid a ...

February 20, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka Dialog Axiata net up 41-pt despite soft-peg losses

Profits at Sri Lanka's Dialog Axiata grew 41 percent to 3.4 billion rupees despite a foreign exchange losses as the isla...

February 20, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka orders exporters to convert 25-pct of forex earnings

Sri Lanka's Central Bank has ordered exporters to covert 25 percent of foreign exchange earnings with immediate effect...

February 19, 2021 3 min read
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Sri Lanka rupee closes stronger at 195/195.75 to US dollar in one-week forwards

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed stronger at 195/195.75 to the US dollar in the one-week forward market on Friday, while some...

February 19, 2021 1 min read