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Sunday May 22nd, 2022

Sri Lanka President’s shaman had 250-man army guard

She did not see the attack coming, but believed its was due to a “sin” she had committed in a previous life

May 22, 2022 3 min read

Mob sets Sri Lanka fuel station owner's house on fire amid petrol queues

Fuel was being supplied until late afternoon Saturday until stocks ran out.

Neshella Perera
May 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's daily power cuts to be reduced to three hours from May 23

There will be no power cuts on Saturday (22) and the following Saturday (29) due to the GCE Ordinary Level exams.

Chanka Jayasinghe
May 22, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka remittances down 52-pct in April 2022

Money printing triggers excess outflows, forcing the currency down and triggering parallel exchange rates

May 22, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka looks for dollars to pay Russia crude ship

It has 90,000 metric tonnes of Siberian Light Crude

May 22, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka energy minister says adequate fuel stocks will be available over next 10 days

The energy minister attempted to reassure consumers that there would be no shortage going forward.

May 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to suspend fuel supply to filling stations where protestors block roads

Protests demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa continue around the island.

Neshella Perera
May 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka non-oil imports down in March 2022 as soft-peg collapses

Non-oil imports fell 17.7 percent to 1,299.1 million US dollars in March 2022

May 21, 2022 3 min read

Cash-strapped Sri Lanka's endless queues spur desperate but creative entrepreneurship

“They tell me I’m doing a bloody good job,” says de Silva. “I’m sure everyone will start doing this soon.”

Dulya de Silva
May 21, 2022 4 min read

Indian shipment of rice, milk powder, medicines worth Rs 2bn en route to Sri Lanka

It is scheduled to arrive in Colombo on Sunday (22) as part of Indian aid to cash-strapped Sri Lanka.

May 21, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks up after cabinet appointment amid concerns

The new government yet come up with some concrete steps to come out of Sri Lanka's unprecedented economic crisis

May 21, 2022 2 min read

Dilshan Wirasekara appointed Sri Lanka's Stock Exchange chairman

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May 20, 2022 1 min read

Japan to provide $1.5mln essential food grant to Sri Lanka

Grant aims to provide three-months worth of essential foods to 15,000 affected families

May 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka food shortfalls, high prices feared after open account, DA/DP ban

Food suppliers have been willing to extend credit to local importers due to strong relationships spanning generations

May 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee at 364 to TT dollar, guidance rate at Rs359.47

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May 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka renewable firms, engineering firms promoted in Mozambique

Over 29 local companies had participated in the virtual meeting

May 20, 2022 1 min read

Amid shortage, Sri Lanka suspends filling station licenses for hoarding fuel

The banned stations are in Makola South, Naalla, Pethiyagodda and Mirigama.

May 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka appoints nine new cabinet ministers

Two from Samagi Jana Balawegaya

May 20, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka injects Rs60bn for 40 days below risk free yield

Injections despite severe fuel and cooking gas shortages

May 20, 2022 1 min read

Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka bonds to Default, sovereign rating to RD

Cross default clauses triggered

May 20, 2022 6 min read
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