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Tuesday June 22nd, 2021

Sri Lanka stocks close 0.23-pct higher

LOLC Development Finance, Expolanka and Asiri Hospital Holdings pushed ASPI

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Artificial reefs: Sri Lanka minister dismisses Indian concerns, says ban bottom trawling first

Defending the project, State Minister Wijesekara told EconomyNext June 17 said it was the result of years of study.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka Excise Department move to sell liquor online stillborn

The Finance Ministry had given its approval subject to the authorisation of NOCPOC, a statement said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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X-Press Pearl fully sunk off Sri Lanka, sonar search planned for lost containers

Navigation warning lights to be installed to warn other ships

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Highly contagious delta (B.1.617.2) strain of COVID-19 detected in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The strain was detected in five samples collected from Aramaya Place in Dematagoda.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka minister warns of financial terror, mystery deepens over fuel stabilization fund

“Instead of lying (un-der-ner-war) to the people I like to tell them the truth.”

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Sri Lanka records highest number of arrests for violating lockdown: police

There has also been an increased number of attempts to cross provincial borders, police said.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Compensation, salaries due paid to family members of deceased Sri Lankan migrant workers

Redresses were handed over at a ceremony marking International Workers Day and International Day of Family Remittance

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka allows banks, NSB to buy sovereign bonds with fresh funds

Half the funds to be used for SLDBs

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Sri Lanka discloses 14.1-pct budget deficit in 2020 AG audited accounts

The Finance Ministry had claimed an 11.1 percent of GDP deficit for 2020 elsewhere

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Sri Lanka fails to sell 60-pct of Treasury bills at price ceiling

Price ceiling set at 5.21-pct

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Appeal court slams Sri Lanka police for framing top detective

Allegations against Shani Abeysekara a result of falsification and embellishment and a creature of after-thought

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Sri Lanka forex markets inactive, gilt yields down

Sri Lankan forex dealers have been barred from quoting above 200 to the US dollar

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Sri Lanka fuel price drama: SJB to submit no confidence motion against Gammanpila

The motion was signed June 16 by the SJB parliamentary group including opposition leader Sajith Premadasa.

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Sri Lanka stocks close 0.3-pct higher

LOLC Holdings, LOLC Development Finance and Expolanka pushed ASPI up

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Sri Lanka forex swap rates plunge as outright rupee/dollar market dries up

One year swaps at a discount of 17.00/15.00

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Sri Lanka vaccination centres on June 16

Sri Lankans can get their first dose in the stations mentioned.

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Sri Lanka cabinet clears Windforce plant in high-wind Mannar

A CEB-owned plant in Mannar had seen unexpectedly high plant factors soon after commssioning

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UNP nominates defeated former Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe for national list seat

"We decided to send to parliament a person that not just the party needs but the entire country needs"

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Sri Lanka keen on rupee at 200 to US dollar, using influence on market: CB

Several measures being taken to bolster the rupee

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