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Sri Lanka hikes import taxes on wheat flour to boost rice farmer profits

As a close substitute for rice, the price of wheat has to be 'managed' Minister Siyambalapitiya said.

May 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's shares edge up in mid day trade

All Share Price Index was up 0.82 percent or 72.32 points to 8,902.68

May 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka bond yields down at open, rupee at 318.50/319 against the USD

Sri Lanka’s bond yields were slightly down at open on Monday, while the rupee opened at 318.50/319 against the US doll...

May 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Nestle shares suspended pending de-listing approval

The delisting will also help the country strengthen its focus on core business activities

May 7, 2023 1 min read
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 rupee opens at 328.90/329.25 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee opened at 328.90/329.25 to the US dollar on Thursday, from 328.40/70 on Wednesday, dealers said.

Sri Lanka takes price ceilings off 3 and 6 month bills in weekly sale

Sri Lanka has taken off the price controls on 3 and 6 month bills at an auction on February 10, but kept the 12-month ce...

February 10, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks end 1.84-pct lower

Sri Lanka stocks fell 1.84 percent on Tuesday, for the second consecutive day slumping behind the 8,000 mark, pushed dow...

February 9, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee quoted slightly firmer around 193.50/195.50 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka rupee quoted slightly firmer around 193.50/195.50 levels in the spot market on Tuesday, while bond yields rema...

February 9, 2021 1 min read

Conditions ripe for global commodity super-cycle: Steve Hanke

Conditions are ripe to the return of a commodity super-cycle with supply constraints, low inventories from earlier low p...

February 9, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes weaker at 194.00/195.50 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker around 194.00/195.50 levels in the spot market on Monday, while bond yields remained uncha...

February 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka stocks end 1.96-pct pushed down by LOLC Holdings, Vallibel One

Sri Lanka stocks fell 1.96 percent, pushed down by LOLC Holdings, Vallibel One and LOLC Finance, Colombo stock exchange ...

February 8, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee quoted wider around 193.00/195.00 levels

Sri Lanka rupee quoted steady around 193.00/195.00 levels in the spot market on Monday, while bond yields remained unch...

February 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka 22 day trading volumes exceed annual activity of several years: CSE

Stock trading volumes in the first 22 days of 2021 had exceeded the annual trading volumes seen in 2012, 2013, 2016, 201...

February 8, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee weaker, bond yields edge higher

Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker around 193.70/194.25 levels in the spot market on Friday, while bond yields edged higher, ...

February 5, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Sunshine Holdings net up 36-pct in Dec

Sri Lanka's Sunshine Holdings Plc, said its profit grew 36 percent from a year earlier to 387 million rupees in the Dece...

February 5, 2021 1 min read
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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
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Korea Won 0.2342 0.2292
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pts %
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CSE All Share 9,073.41 0.65%
Turnover Rs million 1,591,766,524.95 1,029,335,694.32
Source: CSE
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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
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Sri Lanka rupee quoted around 193/195 levels in spot market

Sri Lanka’s quoted around 193/195 levels in the spot market on Friday, while bond yields were steady, dealers said.

February 5, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee ends slightly firmer around 193/194 levels in spot market

Sri Lanka’s closed slightly firmer around 193/194 levels in the spot market on Wednesday, while bond yields edged high...

February 3, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka stock close higher recouping some losses

Sri Lanka stocks closed 2.99 per cent higher Wednesday recouping some losses a day after the biggest one day point fall ...

February 3, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee quoted slightly firmer around 193/195 levels in spot

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted slightly firmer around 193/195 levels in the spot market on Wednesday, while bond yields were...

February 3, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka banks required to sell 10-pct of forex remittances to the central bank

Sri Lanka's commercial banks have been required to sell 10 percent of foreign worker remittances that are converted each...

February 3, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka fails to sell 43-pct of bill auction under price ceilings

Sri Lanka has failed to sell 43 percent of bills offered at a 40 billion rupee 'auction' under price ceilings on Tuesday...

February 3, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s rupee ends weaker at around 194.00/196.00 levels in spot

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at around 194.00/196.00 levels in the spot market on Tuesday, while bond yields were f...

February 2, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka stock market falls 6.5-pct wiping out Rs245bn

Sri Lanka stocks plunged 6.5 per cent Tuesday wiping out 245 billion rupees from stock values after making steep gains o...

February 2, 2021 4 min read
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Sri Lanka stocks halted twice amid sell off

Trading in Sri Lanka's stock were halted for the second time Tuesday as the market corrected after steep gains made in r...

February 2, 2021 1 min read

CSE halts market for 30mins after S&P plunged 5-pct

Colombo Stock Exchange said it has halted trading for 30 minutes after the S&P SL 20 Index of more liquid stocks plunged...

February 2, 2021 1 min read