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NPP govt won't honour Sri Lanka's ISB debt, warns Harsha de Silva

"Goes to show these guys have absolutely no idea how to run a country."

January 5, 2024 3 min read

Sri Lanka leader hits at US, West for double standards on human rights after Gaza failure 

His criticism comes as Sri Lanka is still struggling to come out of an unprecedented economic crisis

November 4, 2023 8 min read

Sri Lanka free visas may boost arrivals 15-20 pct from India, China, Russia: official

Sri Lanka charges 20 dollars for an online ETA for South Asian countries, and 30 dollars for others.

November 1, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes at 324.10/40 to the dollar, bonds yields up

Sri Lanka rupee closed at 324.10/40 to the dollar, bonds yields up, analysts said

October 17, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka coconut auction prices edge up 1.6-pct at auction

Coconut prices have been on a falling trend in 2024

Sri Lanka's monthly tourism revenue hits highest since February 2020

Sri Lanka tourism is recovering from zero after COVID-19 and violence following an economic crisis

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

US and Sri Lanka launch influencer campaign to boost tourism

USAID and Sri Lankan Tourism Alliance launch social media influencer campaign to boost country's global tourism brand

September 27, 2023 1 min read

ADB-funded Sri Lanka railways squatter relocation project 45 pct complete

Project to relocate squatters living on Sri Lanka Railways lands along Kelanivalley line, and improve railway efficiency

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's sex workers face false charges: Women’s collective

Sex workers face fundamental rights violations including unlawful detention and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment

Apsara Rodrigo
September 27, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee opens at 323.50/324.10 to the US dollar, bond yields stable

Sri Lanka rupee opens at 323.50/324.10 to the US dollar, bond yields stable

September 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s stocks end on a positive note on Tuesday, buoyed by S&P rating

The market picked up slightly today on the news that we've been upgraded by S&P.

September 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes up at 323.70/324.20 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 323.70/324.20 to the US dollar on Tuesday, down from the previous day's close, dealers sai...

September 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to optimize investments in mineral resources

These resources have the potential to yield significant value through the production of value-added goods.

Apsara Rodrigo
September 26, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s Inland revenue to give tax concessions to institutions for disabled children

Tax concessions for institutions providing health and education services to disabled children.

Nethmi Rajawasam
September 26, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka must navigate changing labour landscape: Pres

Sri Lanka must consider how it will navigate changing labour landscape; unions need to face different reality

September 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s stocks open marginally high on Tuesday

Sri Lanka shares were picking up slightly in trading on Tuesday morning.

September 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee opens at 324.65/85 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee opened at 324.65/85 to the US dollar on Tuesday, dealers said.

September 26, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes at 324.75/324.90 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 324.75/90 to the US dollar on Monday. Bond yields were up.

September 25, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee opens at 324.75/325.25 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee opened at 324.75/325.25 to the US dollar on Wednesday

September 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka aims to boost jobs for disabled; targets 10% in 2023

Sri Lanka has more than 1.6 million people with some kind of disabilities

September 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s shares edge down in mid day trade

Sri Lanka‘s shares edged down in mid day trade on Monday, Colombo Stock Exchange data showed.

September 18, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka identifies informal money remitters as high-risk under money laundering

Sri Lanka is struggling to raise its tax revenue amid money laundering activities

September 14, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 323.25/75 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 323.25/75 to the US dollar on Thursday

September 14, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's shares close down on profit taking in banking sector

The main All Share Price Index was down 0.69 percent or 79.34 points to 11,386.73.

September 11, 2023 2 min read