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Friday January 28th, 2022

Sri Lanka stocks at new peak after ISB payment; policy rate, earnings awaited

ASPI crossed 13,450 points

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Sri Lanka condemns drone attack on UAE

The attack was on a fuel facility.

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Long weekend trips could mean COVID-19 spike soon, Sri Lanka officials warn

Health officials continue to urge the public to get the booster dose of the vaccine.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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India gives Sri Lanka US$500mn credit line for fuel

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had sent a letter to Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister G L Pieris

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Sri Lanka in bid to avert 2.5 hour power cuts on Jan 19

We need diesel from January 19-22

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Sri Lanka pays US$500mn sovereign bond

Sri Lanka has been downgraded to CC by Fitch and CCC by Standard and Poor's

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Sri Lanka forex problem the biggest challenge: President

A climax of a problem governments have failed to provide a lasting solution

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Remains of veteran Sri Lanka singer Neela Wickramasinghe to be repatriated

Wickramasinghe 71, had assumed duties in Milan on December 29, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka's new constitution: expert committee to submit recommendations

“I hope to submit the recommendations of this committee to the cabinet and the parliament for broad discussion."

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Sri Lanka President policy speech to parliament - full text


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Sri Lanka president strikes reconciliatory note in policy statement

“We reject racism. The present government wants to ensure the respect and rights of every citizen,” he said.

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Sri Lanka President calls for farming offensive for food security in 2022

2022 is an year we have to take many decision regarding food security

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Sri Lanka has to hike rates, tourism recovery will not help end forex crisis: Bellwether

At the current policy rates and sterilization of interventions, forex problems will not get better


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Sri Lanka EPF makes capital gains as stocks soar

Top gainers include LOLC and Royal Ceramics

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Sri Lanka power ministry eyes fuel from Indian Oil

In bid to avoid load shedding

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Sri Lanka transfers funds to repay US$500mn sovereign bond

The January bond is the first of two bonds falling due

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Trouble brewing at Sri Lanka's CEB over new 'illegal' GM

Court of Appeal orders temporary appointment

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Sri Lanka imports soar to three year high amid 'forex shortages'

2021 imports are estimated at US$21.6bn, up from US$16.1bn in 2020 and US$19.9bn in 2019

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Sri Lanka minister promises no power cuts till Jan 18, amid demand for dollarized payments

Energy Minister Udaya Gammnapila had earlier asked for dollarized payments for fuel

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Sri Lanka India ministers discuss US$1.5bn credit lines in second meeting

A swap discussed at the first meeting December had been released

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