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Sri Lanka bond yields end lower

Central Bank’s guidance peg for interbank US dollar transactions remained unchanged at 361.92 rupees

February 15, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka sells Rs70bn in T-bill auction

Bill yields fall across maturities at auction

February 15, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's shares fall in mid day trade

The market generated a slow turnover of 590 million rupees. 

February 13, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s mid-day shares edged down

The market generated a slow revenue of 596 million rupees.

February 9, 2023 1 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

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

Sri Lanka saw massive protests including against corruption last year

Sri Lanka king coconut output to crash 40-pct from white fly disease

Standard coconut palms less affected

January 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka will not hire state workers despite retirements amid IMF deal

Sri Lanka has over 1.4 million state workers for 22 million population.

Neshella Perera
December 31, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's egg price controls hit two generations of chicken

Price controls leads to shortage of parent birds

December 31, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka service sector sees out migration

November was slightly better due to a pick-up in tourism, the central bank said.

Neshella Perera
December 30, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka's shares gain over 1-pct in mid day trade

Retail and insurance counters are active

December 30, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka shares gain on mid market trade as holiday sentiments end

The market generated a turnover of 1 billion rupees during its first hour of trade.

December 27, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's shares down in mid day trade

Top losers were Expolanka, LOLC, Richard Pieris and Company.

December 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to use vehicles confiscated by Customs for police work

Sri Lanka also plans to set up 111 new police stations.

Neshella Perera
December 22, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka trains more teachers for IT subjects

There are approximately 20,000 IT job openings in the public and private sectors

December 21, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka promises interest subsidies to egg farmers crippled by price controls

“Ministry officials to grant loans for the egg producers under a minimum interest rate to reduce production costs."

Neshella Perera
December 15, 2022 2 min read
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Latest Last
US Dollar 328.6083 334.9328
UK Pound 404.2407 411.1914
Euro 358.1529 359.7836
Aus Dollar 221.9914 225.8025
Yen 2.5191 2.5583
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Indian Rupee 3.8504 4.0593
Korea Won 0.2471 0.2566
Oman Rial 824.2395 870.3981
Saudi Riyal 84.4779 89.2088
UAE Dirham 86.3927 91.2333
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,722.94 -1.64%
CSE All Share 9,395.98 -1.38%
Turnover Rs million 3,437,599,160 1,512,188,680
Source: CSE
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3-m bill 26.95 28.13
6-m bill 26.26 27.13
12-m bill 25.26 26.11
5-yr bond 26.01 25.82
8-yr bond 24.73 24.73
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Overnight Money 15.50 15.50
Gilt Repo 15.50 15.50
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Cyclone Mandous kills hundreds of livestock in Sri Lanka's northern farms

"These kinds of tragedies occur every other year due to the extreme hot climatic conditions, floods and so on.

Roshani Fernando
December 10, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's shares gain in mid market trade

"Some of the index heavy counters are dominating today," analysts said. 

December 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's shares gain in mid market trade

"The market was pushed up over the news of a potential 10 year debt moratorium," analysts said. 

December 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's shares gain in mid market trade

Market has continued to gain for the past four sessions. 

December 1, 2022 1 min read

India, China use own geopolitical strategy to keep crisis-hit Sri Lanka in check

India, China deal with crisis-hit Sri Lanka in a way to anger each other

November 30, 2022 5 min read
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Sri Lanka shares edge up in mid day trade

"Market is still being pushed by Expolanka's expansion news, while Lanka IOC is moving on higher valuation."

November 29, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka targets China cruises

Sri Lankan Ambassador in China had proposed creating four/five cruise itineraries in the island.

November 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka bond yields ease, bills high

CBSL to hold policy decision meeting on Thursday

November 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka minister aims ambitious $1 bln monthly remittance by 2023

Monthly remittances have started rise year-on-year in September for the first time in 16 months

Roshani Fernando
November 19, 2022 2 min read

Analysts' view on Sri Lanka's 2023 budget

Analysts have a mixed view on the 2023 budget

Melkishiya Andrew and Roshani Fernando
November 14, 2022 3 min read