mainadimage
An Echelon Media Company
Tuesday October 26th, 2021
Legal

India navy sailing vessels Tarangini and Sudarshini in Sri Lanka

Six ships of the Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron arrived at Ports of Colombo and Trincomalee

1 min read

Sri Lanka blocks payment to China Qingdao Seawin Biotech over fertilizer with bugs

The order has prevented the People's Bank from making any payment under a Letter of Credit

1 min read

Sri Lanka Presidents Secy asks for police probe over Indian fertilizer allegation

Alleged influence over bank account opening

1 min read

Sri Lanka to amend Kandyan marriage and divorce act

A minor under the age of 18 cannot enter legal marriage in Sri Lanka.

1 min read

Sri Lanka opposition questions impartiality of probe on Pandora revelations

“The president is asking the commission to investigate a relative of his. Will such inquiry be fair?” said Rahuman.

Sri Lanka businessman named in Pandora papers denies any wrongdoing

“I assure Your Excellency that my wife and I are totally innocent and are guilty of no wrongdoings,” Nadesan said.

Sri Lanka president orders immediate investigation on Pandora papers exposé

Alahapperuma said the Commission is required to submit a report within a month.

2 min read

Govt and opp MPs trade charges in Sri Lanka parliament over Pandora papers exposé

“If this family spent 10 million rupees a month, that’s still enough money for 250 years or five generations," he sa...

4 min read

Members of Sri Lanka president, PM ruling family in Pandora papers

Nirupama Rajapaksa had been connected with Challan Oil Exploration Limited, and Rosetti Limited, the analysis showed.

4 min read

Sri Lanka parliament follows Emperor Diocletian after printing money

Diocletian minted copper coins in place of silver, Sri Lanka printed over a trillion rupees of paper money

3 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party local govt member disqualified in landmark verdict

The Right to Information (RTI) act had also proved helpful in acquiring information to secure the verdict, he said.

2 min read

Sri Lanka police find hand grenade in Colombo private hospital

The grenade has now been disarmed, police said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka parliament passes tax amnesty bill, opposition abstains from SEC bill

Opposition objects to SEC's discretion to initiate prosecutions being taken away

2 min read

Sri Lanka emergency temporary, says minister as opposition fears authoritarianism

“There is also clear public resentment toward traders who hoard and cheat the people,” the minister said.

3 min read

Sri Lanka on dangerous path of Enabling Law with gazette rule, emergency: opposition

Part III, Section 17 provides for the declaration of essential services without emergency rule

5 min read

Sri Lanka parliament passes emergency regulations to seize food stocks, warehouses

The emergency was passed convincingly with 132 legislators voting for it against 51

1 min read

Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 203.0000 201.9836
UK Pound 279.4295 278.1314
Euro 235.5105 235.1897
Aus Dollar 152.3312 150.2614
Yen 1.7827 1.7770
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 2.7067 2.6932
Korea Won 0.1743 0.1720
Oman Rial 527.2864 524.6464
Saudi Riyal 54.1218 53.8508
UAE Dirham 55.2659 54.9892
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 3,644.73 1.08%
CSE All Share 10,046.80 1.33%
Turnover Rs million. 2,191,558,044.10 6,853,653
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 7.69 7.19
6-m bill 7.87 7.31
12-m bill 8.13 7.46
5-yr bond 10.99 10.52
8-yr bond 11.31 11.37
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 5.11 5.11
Gilt Repo 5.14 5.14
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Prison doctor claims Sri Lanka MP Rishad Bathuideen threatened his life

Both the prisons department and the police will independently investigate the incident, said Ekanayake.

1 min read

Sri Lanka decrees 4-hour work day, 2-year maternity leave for elephants

Two-year maternity leave for cow elephants

2 min read

Sri Lanka bans 'drunk driving' of elephants

Captive elephants to get ID cards

2 min read

Sri Lanka tax amnesty bill allowed with changes by Supreme Court

Most claims by petitioners dismissed

3 min read

Sri Lanka opposition, bar express deep concern over COVID-19 webinar for judges

The remarks allegedly made at the meeting posed a threat to the judiciary and to the country’s democracy, the MP said.

4 min read

Sri Lanka police nab man for siphoning off money from 14-y-o child's brain surgery fund

The crime is suspected to be the work of an organised group, police said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka to recognise divorces, annulments, separations of Sri Lankan nationals abroad

At present Sri Lanka does not accept marital cases of Sri Lankans filed in foreign countries.

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

Third ex domestic aide at Sri Lanka MP's residence alleges sexual assault

Statements have been recorded from seven women who had worked at the Bathuideen residence as domestic aides.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka police arrest woman with six billion rupees in five bank accounts

The suspect was arrested under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka police to nab child porn uploaders; 18,000 images, videos posted in five weeks

“Even uploading pornographic material of foreign origin is a crime,” said Rohana.

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

1 2 3 48