An Echelon Media Company
Monday April 15th, 2024

Sri Lanka sees more boat people events as economic crisis worsens

Police sources said most of the illegal Sri Lankan migrants are aiming to make it to Australia.

June 17, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka president, PM, opposition leader support proposed UN-monitored reforms: Victor Ivan

“The Aragalaya must decide on its own [what it must do]. We cannot tell them to stop it or continue it,” he said.

June 17, 2022 16 min read

Sri Lankan police sergeant shoots himself dead with service weapon

The victim was a resident of Weeraketiya, Hambantota.

June 17, 2022 1 min read

Lack of coordination between Sri Lanka president, PM: former President Sirisena

“It is clear that there is partnership between these two,” said Sirisena.

June 17, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka holdout bondholder case next hearing on April 20

Sri Lanka looks forward to discussing the case with the Court on that date

SLPP gen secy says Basil Rajapaksa fit to lead Sri Lanka

"If you're asking me about Basil Rajapaksa, he is a person suitable to lead this country."

Speaker hopes next p'ment will continue to strengthen democracy

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya expressed hope today that the next parliament will continue to strengthen democracy the way the ...

February 20, 2020 1 min read

Cabinet suspends gazette that declared Sainthamaruthu an urban council

The cabinet has decided to temporarily suspend the extraordinary gazette issued last week declaring Saindamaruthu an urb...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 20, 2020 1 min read

UNHRC resolutions: Cabinet nod for withdrawal

The cabinet has approved a proposal to withdraw from cosponsoring United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 20, 2020 1 min read

Airbus bribery suspect sent money to Nimal Perera - State Counsel

The Fort Magistrate's court heared yesterday that the accused in the Airbus case sent cash to a man in Sri Lanka named N...

February 20, 2020 2 min read

SriLankan Airlines directors faulted for Airbus deal, termination payments by COPE

A parliamentary committee overseeing Sri Lanka's state enterprises has faulted the board of directors of SriLankan Airli...

February 19, 2020 2 min read

China, India and the West will support us - President

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is claiming that India, China and the Western countries have confidence in hi...

February 19, 2020 2 min read

UNHRC resolution: SL will withdraw; country divided between patriots and traitors - MR

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa drew a line today between what he called the patriotic camp and “born traitors” loo...

February 19, 2020 3 min read

New municipality for Saindamaruthuu a political bribe - JHU

National Organizer of Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe is alleging that the government’s sudden de...

February 19, 2020 1 min read

Easter attacks: Indications of collusion - Cardinal

Bishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith called for a thorough investigation into, among other things, “indications ...

February 19, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka SEC chief to seek brokers views after meeting CSE officials

Sri Lanka's newly appointed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Viraj Dayaratne, and other members of t...

February 19, 2020 1 min read
Morning Briefing Gain clarity on the biggest stories of the day with our daily newsletter, Morning Briefing
Latest Last
US Dollar 305.1018 305.3339
UK Pound 386.9523 387.2371
Euro 330.8712 332.1141
Aus Dollar 201.0018 201.4980
Yen 2.0266 2.0278
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 3.6453 3.5932
Korea Won 0.2342 0.2292
Oman Rial 780.3569 769.4973
Saudi Riyal 80.1114 78.9849
UAE Dirham 81.7952 80.6569
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,573.80 1.00%
CSE All Share 9,073.41 0.65%
Turnover Rs million 1,591,766,524.95 1,029,335,694.32
Source: CSE
Latest Last
3-m bill 21.72 21.79
6-m bill 19.55 20.31
12-m bill 17.72 19.28
5-yr bond 21.00 22.53
8-yr bond 19.42 20.55
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 13.93 14.00
Gilt Repo 13.50 14.00
I-m SLIBOR - -
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka public finance committee clears NBT, PAL, ESC tax changes

The public finance committee of Sri Lanka's parliament has given the nod to change to a laws relating to Nation Building...

February 19, 2020 1 min read

MR-led alliance prepares for hustings

The Mahinda Rajapaksa-led Sri Lanka Podujana Nidahas Sandhanaya (SLPNS) leaders met Tuesday night at Temple Trees and fo...

February 19, 2020 2 min read

UNP alliance will use Swan symbol for Parliamentary poll

The United National Party-led "Samagi Jana Balavegaya" Alliance will use the Swan symbol in the upcoming Parliamentary G...

February 18, 2020 1 min read

Fort Magistrate questions why officer probing MIG case has been transferred

The Fort Magistrate has issued a notice asking why officers who were investigating the MIG case had been transferred out...

February 18, 2020 4 min read

Selling of animal parts on Facebook; two arrested in Seeduwa

Two men who had tried to sell Leopard teeth, nails, skin, oil and ivory products on Facebook were arrested in Seeduwa by...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 18, 2020 2 min read

National question: Govt not obligated to fulfill Yahapalana promises - Lakshman Yapa

The government will be cautious of providing a solution to the national question that could trigger a fresh conflict bet...

Chanka Jayasinghe
February 18, 2020 2 min read

UNP suspicious of attempts to derail Udayanga Weeratunga case

The UNP requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today to intervene in the “suspicious” transfer CID officials investi...

Nisali De Silva
February 18, 2020 2 min read

Ranjan tapes jump to Sri Lanka foreign relations from domestic affairs

Several recordings tabled by legislator Ranjan Ramanayake not only contained conversations involving domestic affairs bu...

February 18, 2020 3 min read

Govt to withdraw from UNHRC resolutions; US being hypocritical - Dayasiri

Confirming a government decision to withdraw from the UNHRC resolutions 30/1 and 40/1, a state minister accused the US o...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 18, 2020 2 min read

US Congress delegation wants to advance relationship with Sri Lanka

A bipartisan delegation from the United States Congress has “articulated the strong desire of the Government of the Un...

February 18, 2020 2 min read