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Tuesday July 27th, 2021
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Sri Lanka to publishes bill to give amnesty to undisclosed income, tax arrears

Will not apply to persons who are investigated on convicted under money laundering, bribery

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Watch: Covid-19 in Sri Lanka and business: What next?

#Restart21 (Episode 1) Kasturi Chellaraja, Hilmy Cader, Chanakya Dissanayake, and Kenneth De Zilwa

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Sri Lanka underage sex-trafficking ring: Cardiologist, Maldivian politico busted

The arrests so far include the girl’s mother and the deputy chairman of the Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha.

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Sri Lanka former PM Wickremesinghe back in p'ment; receives warm welcome from govt MPs

His former colleagues in the now main opposition the Premadasa-led Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) seemed unmoved.

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India names Delta Plus, newer, deadlier strain of novel coronavirus, 'variant of concern'

A variant of concern is more transmissible, or is associated with more disease severity, or evades immunity

Sri Lanka opposition SJB to formally seek presidential pardon for MP Ranjan Ramanayake

Ramanayake signed the documents seeking a presidential pardon in May, according to the MP.

Sri Lanka to lift COVID-19 lockdown despite detecting deadly Delta strain

The decision came just a day after health authorities announced the detection of the highly transmissible Delta strain

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Thousands evacuated in Sri Lanka as inclement weather wreaks havoc

Seven districts have been affected by heavy floods and landslides

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka forex markets inactive

Bond yield steady

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Sri Lanka rupee ends around 199/208 levels to one-month dollar

Bond yields steady.

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Sri Lanka slaps country-wide travel ban to contain coronavirus surge

Govt. stops dithering and takes action to contain the fast-spreading Covid-19 wave; total deaths reach 850

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Sri Lanka stocks end 0.41-pct higher

Sri Lanka stocks gained 0.41 percent Wednesday helped by index heavy LOLC Holdings, Melstacorp Plc and Hatton National B...

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Sri Lanka stocks end 0.09-pct higher

Sri Lanka stocks gained 0.09 percent on Wednesday with the ASPI pushed up by the index heavy Lion Brewery, Hayleys Plc a...

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Sri Lanka Stocks end 0.43-pct higher

Sri Lanka stocks gained 0.43 percent on Monday on Ceylinco Insurance, Commercial Bank and Aitken Spence helping drive th...

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Detained Indian fishermen handed over to fisheries dept: Sri Lanka navy

Fifty-four Indian nationals that were taken into custody by the Sri Lanka navy on Wednesday (24) for illegally fishing i...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka port takes delivery of pilot boat from Colombo Dockyard

Sri Lanka Ports Authority said it had taken delivery of a pilot boat built by Colombo Dockyard Plc, a unit of Onomichi D...

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Latest Last
US Dollar 199.9076 199.9329
UK Pound 276.2723 274.9377
Euro 235.9309 235.4310
Aus Dollar 147.3719 147.0407
Yen 1.8140 1.8116
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Indian Rupee 2.6898 2.6855
Korea Won 0.1736 0.1734
Oman Rial 519.2540 519.3197
Saudi Riyal 53.2931 53.2998
UAE Dirham 54.4240 54.4309
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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S&P SL20 3,077.95 -0.46%
CSE All Share 8,117.70 -0.23%
Turnover Rs million. 4,600,535,430.20 4,600,535
Source: CSE
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3-m bill 5.14 5.13
6-m bill 5.17 5.16
12-m bill 5.22 5.21
5-yr bond 7.35 7.34
8-yr bond 7.89 7.88
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Overnight Money 5.12 5.00
Gilt Repo 5.13 5.00
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Sri Lanka records 70 percent drop in dengue cases in 2020 amid pandemic

Dengue cases in Sri Lanka plunged by 70.67 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year with movements being restricted...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Ramesh Shanmugathan made director of Nations Trust Bank

Sri Lanka's Nations Trust Bank said Ramesh Shanmuganthan has been appointed as Non-Executive Director with effect from ...

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Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker around 194.00/196.50 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker around 194.00/196.50 levels in the spot market on Tuesday, while bond yields edged up in dul...

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Sri Lanka's First Capital Rs2bn debenture issue in Feb

Listed investment bank First Capital Holdings Plc, a member of the Janashakthi Group, said it will raise one billion rup...

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Sri Lanka worker remittances hit record US$813mn in Dec 2020, full year up

Sri Lanka's foreign remittances in December 2020 grew 22.2 percent from a year earlier to 813 million dollars, which is ...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka’s rupee ends around 194.50/195.00, gilt yields up

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed around 194.50/195.00 in the spot-next market on Monday while bond yields slightly up ahead of...

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Sri Lanka rupee closes weaker, gilt yields down

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at 192.50/194.00 in the spot next market against the US dollar on Tuesday, while bond ...

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Sri Lanka stocks end higher

Sri Lanka stock market close 1.22 percent higher on Tuesday continuing the surge for the second day, pushed up by index ...

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Sri Lanka to open cinemas on Jan 01 under Coronavirus rules: PM

Sri Lanka will open cinemas around the country from January 01, 2021, under Coronavirus health rules, Prime Minister Mah...

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Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker in spot next, gilt yields unchanged

Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 188.80/10 to the US dollar on Monday in the spot-next market while gilt yields remained...

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