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LGBTQIA+ Rights: Europe and South Asia See Similar Discriminatory Practices

Society’s view on same-sex relationships dimmed with the imposition of Western values

April 14, 2024 6 min read

Sri Lanka says foreign research ships allowed to replenish after Chinese protest

Accommodating Indian protests,, Sri Lanka has banned research ships for 1 year

March 20, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka may consider hangwomen if execution starts: State Minister

Sri Lanka has not executed anybody since 1970

March 15, 2024 3 min read

Yala, October 2023

Leopards and Jackals and Crocs, Oh My!!

March 7, 2024 13 min read
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Sri Lanka waits for clearance to implement India-funded Unique ID card project

The project has raised concerns over data privacy of Sri Lankan citizens and protection of personal data

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Sri Lanka Minister defends VFS, new visas; accuses corrupt officials over controversy

Sri Lanka's new visa system, VFS handling are under fire over lack of transparency; Minister defends

Global Economic Trends and Domestic Reforms Point to a Sri Lankan Rebound: HSBC

Sri Lanka at crucial turning point, say HSBC economists, CBSL Governor and Ceylon Chamber Chairman

October 6, 2023 15 min read

Sri Lanka CB inks 5-pct inflation deal with government

Central bank has signed an agreement with government to maintain inflation at 5 percent with 2 percent variation

October 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s stocks close up on Wednesday, but trading low

Sri Lanka’s stocks closed up on Wednesday, but turnover remained low.

October 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes at 323.70/324.00 on Wednesday, bond yields down

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 323.70/324.00 to the US dollar on Wednesday, dealers said. Bond yields were down

October 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Supreme Court to hear case against pardoning Gnanasara Thero

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court gave leave to proceed on a case filed against a presidential pardon given to Gnanasara Thero

Apsara Rodrigo
October 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka domestic air travel a must for tourism: minister

If Sri Lanka is to attract high-end tourism, domestic air transportation has to be developed, tourism minister says.

October 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s rupee opens at 323.60/75 to US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee opened at 323.60/75 to the US dollar on Wednesday

October 4, 2023 1 min read

USAID, Sri Lanka unveil energy efficiency tracking platform

USAID partners with Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority to introduce platform to benchmark energy efficiency

October 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s stocks close down on Tuesday, amid uncertainty

The ASPI fell to a 2-month low today

October 3, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s rupee closes at 323.70/324.00 on Tuesday

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 323.70/324.00 to the US dollar on Tuesday, dealers said.

October 3, 2023 1 min read
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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
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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
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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
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Overnight Money 13.93 14.00
Gilt Repo 13.50 14.00
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Sri Lanka to release fish fry into reservoirs

Sri Lanka to release 100mn fish fry, 50mn juvenile freshwater shrimp into reservoirs to increase freshwater fish

Apsara Rodrigo
October 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to promote electric vehicles among ministry officials

Exhibition of electric vehicles produced by local designers, to promote electric vehicle use among ministry officials

October 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s stocks close down on Monday

Sri Lanka’s stocks close down after IMF report highlights persistent issues.

October 2, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to stop emergency procurement of drugs

Sri Lanka stops emergency procurement of drugs, Bangladesh to help with medicine shortage: Minister

Apsara Rodrigo
October 2, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s rupee closes at 324.00/324.25 to the US dollar on Monday

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 324.00/324.25 to the US dollar on Monday, dealers said.

October 2, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka minister askes youth to join Customs, help increase State revenue

A gazette announced the hiring of 138 Assistant Superintendents of Customs and 45 Inspectors of Customs.

October 2, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s stocks open sluggishly Monday morning

Sri Lanka shares were trading slow on Monday morning after the long weekend.

October 2, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s rupee opens at 323.50/324.50 to US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee opened at 323.50/324.50 to the US dollar on Monday, dealers said.

October 2, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s stocks up on Wednesday due to speculation

Sri Lanka shares were up at close of trading on Wednesday ahead of the four-day weekend and due to speculative activity

September 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Customs confiscates smuggled gold

Sri Lanka Customs confiscated 30 gold biscuits and 6 kilos of gold jewelry worth 123 million rupees this week.

Apsara Rodrigo
September 27, 2023 1 min read