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Wednesday May 12th, 2021

Sri Lanka rupee bid closes at 199.90 to US dollar in spot and forward markets

Only spot offers were quoted up to 6-months.

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Sri Lanka’s Asia Asset Finance credit rating outlook revised to stable: ICRA

Credit rating agency ICRA Lanka has revised the sub-prime lender's BBB+ credit rating outlook to stable from negative

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Sri Lanka stocks end marginally higher

Parcel trade contributed 6 per cent to the turnover.

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Sri Lanka needs wider lockdowns; waiting list for ICU, non-Covid-19 patients dying: SLMA

"Unless action is instituted today, there will be an exponential rise of cases followed by a surge"

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Sri Lanka to borrow US$200m from ADB to upgrade rural roads

It is a tranche of a $900 million project.

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Sri Lanka's govt medical officers seek clarification on IHME projections: Minister

The GMOA has questioned the basis on which the IHME had arrived at its “speculation”, the minster said.

Chanka Jayasinghe and Imesh Ranasinghe

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Opp leader yet to inform govt of any int'l aid he secured for Sri Lanka: Minister

“If the opposition does have such connections, the government will happily accept their assistance.”

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka rupee bid at 199.90 to US dollar in spot and forward markets

Bank offering dollars at 202 in currency and telegraphic transfers

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No inter-province travel in Sri Lanka till May 30 effective midnight tonight: Army

A statement from the president’s office last night was unclear about when the ban would come into effect.

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Sri Lanka eyes 3mn Sinopharm Covid-19 doses to ramp up Coronavirus vaccination drive

Another 85,000 Sputnik vaccine doses expected soon

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,624 Coronavirus cases, 3-month baby among 26 Covid-19 fatalities

Deaths reported rose to a new high of 26 taking the total to 827

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Sri Lanka imposes inter-province travel restrictions in effort to contain COVID-19

Adhering to health guidelines will contribute towards the public’s health and well-being, the statement said.

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Sri Lanka to purchase 900,000 doses of Pfizer-BionTech COVID-19 vaccine in July

The Pfizer-BionTech jab has shown an efficacy of 95% against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection, the WHO said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka's Dept of Motor Traffic further suspends services due to COVID-19

Driving licenses expiring between April 01 and September 01 have been extended for six months, he said

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka will not go into lockdown but travel restrictions may be imposed: Report

The decision was taken based on the recommendation of experts, the army chief said.

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Sri Lanka stock closes 1.5-pct lower

ASPI pushed down by LOLC, BIL and Distilleries.

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Call all-party conference to discuss Sri Lanka's COVID-19 crisis, opposition SJB asks govt

The opposition will extend its fullest support to the government to manage the crisis, he said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka rupee down to 202 to spot dollar, one month offered at 208

Rupees for import set at 202 under a new ceiling

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Over 7,500 Sri Lankans have received Sinopharm, Sputnik V vaccines against COVID-19

3,169 and 4,381 Sri Lankans have received the Chinese and Russian vaccines respectively

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Cabinet must take over Sri Lanka's COVID-19 management: former PM Wickremesinghe

“We’re at a decisive juncture," he said

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