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Sunday April 14th, 2024

Sri Lanka expects up to 200 thousand vehicles on the road in New Year

National Council for Road Safety has warned drivers of the possibility of increased road accidents

Apsara Rodrigo
April 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka IMF, World Bank loan linked state bank reforms get cabinet nod

Reforms identified by a committee made up of IMF, World Bank and Central Bank officials

April 9, 2024 1 min read

KKS Port acquires Sri Lanka Cement Corp land

Kankasanthurai Port has acquired 23 acres and 12 perches of land belonging to Cement Corporation at 52 million rupees

April 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to offer paid medical degrees through KDU

Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) will offer paid medical degree programme to students who qualify through Z score

April 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet approves revised electricity reform bill

The electricity reform bill is linked to a $100mn budget support loan from the Asian Development bank

April 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee opens at 298.60/65 to the US dollar

Bond yields were down.

April 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Access to complete substructure of halted airport terminal

The work will also address the issue of deterioration of steel reinforcements

April 9, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to publish 'indicative prices' for essential goods as rupee strengthens

If the rupee strengthens, price can fall further

April 9, 2024 3 min read

Chinese onion becomes cheaper in Sri Lanka than Indian ahead of festivals

Chinese onion price reduced by Rs. 120 per kg to 375, Indian onion price slashed by Rs. 50 to 445

Shihar Aneez
April 9, 2024 3 min read
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Sri Lanka sells Rs85bn in 2026 to 2032 bonds

Sri Lanka has sold 85 billion rupees of bonds maturing from 2026 to 2032, at an auction on April 08

April 8, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans politically correct names for Avurudu games

One of the games is kana mutti, where a blind-folded person tries to smash a hanging clay pot with a club.

Apsara Rodrigo
April 8, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes at 298.90/299.00 to the US dollar

Bond yields were down.

April 8, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks close up 1-pct, turnover at 3bn

"A lot of high net worth and corporates are getting involved expecting a successful completion of ISB negotiations,"

April 8, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka issues guidelines for holiday activities, cautions people to avoid accidents

Police on stand by with 150,000 breathalyzers, and sputum and urine test kits for detecting drivers on a high

April 8, 2024 1 min read

Sri Lanka to inaugurate delayed, Iran-assisted 120 MW Umaoya project this month

Iran could not fund the project as promised due to the economic sanctions by the U.S.

April 8, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka's SJB must inform NPP in writing if Sajith wants debate: Tilvin

"They may call us for debates, but they won't come. We know that it's just posturing," said Silva.

April 8, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka opposes dissolution of Palestinian state: President

Contributions of Rs10mn from Kathankudi Mosque, Rs2.2mn from Katu Kale Jumma Mosque, Rs3.5mn from employment agencies

April 8, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Freedom Party appoints Nimal Siripala as acting chair, CBK as advisor

"A party cannot function without a chairman, especially during a politically decisive period such as this," he said.

April 8, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka president on the offensive as election looms, hits out at SJB, NPP

The SJB is now being influenced by the chairman of the SLPP and other factions.

April 8, 2024 2 min read

Singapore inspects Sri Lanka poultry, seafood, rice processors ahead of exports

For Sri Lanka to export poultry products to Singapore, it is imperative for country to meet stringent requirements

April 8, 2024 1 min read