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Tuesday May 30th, 2023

Sri Lanka bond yields end higher, rupee at 321.50/90 against the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s bond yields were slightly up at close on Wednesday, while the rupee closed at 321.50/90 against the USD

April 26, 2023 1 min read

Japan grants USD 3.8mn to support Sri Lanka’s smallholder farming families, women's empowerment

The programme aims to diversify livelihoods and introduce entrepreneurship programmes

April 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices down 0.8-pct

Sri Lanka’s coconut auction prices fell by 0.8 percent after the New Year holidays, at an auction last week, data show...

April 23, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's consumer prices up 49.2-pct YoY in March 2023

During the month of March, the rebased index rose 0.3 percent to 204.8 points.

April 21, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka's shares slips on local debt restructuring uncertainties

The main All Share Price Index (ASPI) was down 0.25 percent or 22.37 points to 8,892.37.

Sri Lankan shares gain, boosted by financial and capital sectors

The main All Share Price Index (ASPI) was up 1.02 percent or 88.45 points to 8,799.91. 

Sri Lanka power regulatory chief will withdraw court case if fuel price benefit passed to consumers

The public should not wait till the price revision in July as promised by Minister Kanchana

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 4, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lankan fuel, containers truckers reduce fares after diesel price cut

"We hope to reduce it by 8-10 percent and will be applied from tomorrow."

March 31, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's stocks close lower as investors wait for clarity on IMF and end of financial year

The main All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed down 0.47 percent or 43.93 points to 9,228.50. 

March 30, 2023 2 min read

Top Amnesty International official to meet IMF representatives on Sri Lanka deal

“Put people at the centre of any economic programmes that the government is embarking on."

Himal Kotelawala
March 29, 2023 7 min read

Sri Lanka's mid day shares edge up

All Share Price Index (ASPI) was up 0.72 percent or 66.91 points to 9,300.31

March 29, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka stocks weaken for the second session on profit taking

(ASPI) closed down 0.56 percent or 51.81 points to 9,233.40.

March 28, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka gets seven proposals for Hambantota oil refinery

Sri Lanka is re-structuring state enterprises after running into a currency crisis and sovereign default.

March 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes weaker at 322/325 to dollar, bonds and t-bills steady

"All markets were dull during the day," dealers said.

March 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks end a five day rally on banking sector concerns over domestic debt restructuring

"Market continued to dip,on banking counters as the IMF approval has triggered concerns over domestic debt restructuring

March 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka stocks edge up in thin trade on expected IMF approval

The final decision from the IMF executive board is expected late night on Monday.

March 20, 2023 2 min read
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US Dollar 289.8986 297.6055
UK Pound 357.3274 366.5521
Euro 310.0947 318.4855
Aus Dollar 188.4531 193.2296
Yen 2.0576 2.1257
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Korea Won 0.2261 0.2291
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Turnover Rs million 518,927,793 893,539,637
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3-m bill 24.64 24.60
6-m bill 24.24 24.36
12-m bill 22.37 22.36
5-yr bond 24.98 24.79
8-yr bond 23.82 23.16
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Sri Lanka gets Malaysian nod for 10,000 security guard jobs

"We are working towards achieving the target of earning one billion dollars as monthly foreign remittance"

March 20, 2023 2 min read

1,000 tonne crane unloaded at Sri Lanka's China backed port

he equipment by road in two days to Mannar for assembly, where the wind turbines are being erected.

March 19, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka high low grown teas gain, mid growns ease

"There was improved demand particularly as the sale progressed," Forbes and Walker said.

March 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka stocks edge up in lackluster trade; banks down after rally on expected IMF approval

(ASPI) closed up 0.09 percent, or 8.76 points, at 9,596.55, its highest since March 10.

March 16, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka trade unions call off "strange" anti-tax protest after PMD claims failure

Over 40 Sri Lankan state-sector trade unions started protest against personal income tax rate hike

Shihar Aneez
March 15, 2023 4 min read

Ahead of IMF approval, Sri Lanka govt promises anti-corruption bill

Sri Lanka saw massive protests including against corruption last year

Shihar Aneez
March 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka sells 2027 bonds, 2025 bids rejected

None of the offered 15 billion rupees of 15 January 2025 bonds at 22.5 percent were sold.

February 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo District property up 14.8-pct in 2H 2022

Residential values had grown 15.2 percent, commercial 15.7 percent and industrial 13.6 percent.

February 24, 2023 1 min read

Climate Insecurity is a Collective Challenge, South Asia Needs a Common Policy

Rising sea levels and other ecological changes are impacting the lifestyles of fishermen and farmers.

Kshama Ranawana
February 23, 2023 6 min read

Sri Lanka Cricket bridges gender gap in payment; raises women's match fee 

SLC raised the women team players' match fee to the same level of men's team.

Melkishiya Andrew
February 16, 2023 1 min read