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Sri Lanka to open airport services to private sector

Plans public private partnerships for aviation services in aerodromes

April 16, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's proposed anti-corruption bill has failed to encourage whistleblowers - TISL

The new bill is expected to be brought to parliament and enacted by June this year.

April 12, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes at 319/323 against the US dollar, bond yields down

Sri Lanka rupee closed at 319/323 rupees against the US dollar

April 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka t-bill yields fall across maturities at auction

All maturities were down by more than 100 basis points

April 4, 2023 1 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...

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.

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 stocks edge up after President’s policy statement amid protests 

If protests resurface this will pull down investors momentum towards shares, the analyst said. 

February 8, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka shares end at 4-month high on high turnover, foreign buying; Paris Club news helps

The positive sentiment helped to boost both market turnover and net foreign buying to their highest in six week.

February 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Cold Stores sees 315 mln rupee loss in 2022 December quarter

The manufacturing cost for the period increased to 261 million

February 3, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka opposition leader bemoans at social media critics; alleges of defeating him in 2019 polls

Premadasa is aspiring to become the next Sri Lankan leader; some expect his party could have a landslide in LG polls

February 3, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka exports fall in December as global recession weighs

Demand for Sri Lankan exports is on the declining due to looming global recession

January 31, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka shares down on tax hike concerns amid rising protests

Many trade unions are up in the arm against tax hike

January 30, 2023 2 min read
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US Dollar 290.6745 289.8986
UK Pound 358.1710 357.3274
Euro 309.9647 310.0947
Aus Dollar 188.4064 310.0947
Yen 2.0658 2.0576
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Turnover Rs million 575,340,332 518,927,793
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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
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8-yr bond 23.82 23.16
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Sri Lanka's shares edge down on Expolanka earnings

Top losers during mid day trade were Expolanka, LOLC and Sampath Bank. 

January 30, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka parliament to be moved against power regulator chairman: Minister

We are taking action to bring a proposal against Chairman of the Commission

January 29, 2023 1 min read

IMF asked to tax all Sri Lankans with above 41,667 rupee monthly income - sources

Sri Lanka's tax-to-GDP ratio is one of the lowest in the world

January 26, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's shares slip in mid day trade

Top losers at 1130 hours were Commercial Bank, Aitken Spence and Expolanka.

January 24, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks jump to over 3-month high on IMF deal hope after Chinese assurance 

Shares had seen a broad base pick up after assurances from India and China over the ending of the week.

January 23, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's shares edge up in mid day trade on IMF hopes

“I can tell this assembly that the talks are successful,” President Wickremesinghe told parliament.

January 19, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka main opposition SJB unfazed by SLPP-UNP alliance

“The UNP-SLPP alliance is in no way a challenge to the SJB,” said Attanayake.

January 10, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka shares fall on selling pressure

"Investors are not happy to invest until they see some solid assurance on IMF loan and the island’s debt restructure.â...

January 9, 2023 2 min read

Canada provides $3mn assistance to Sri Lanka

The project aims to provide emergency food, safe water, health and nutrition services and other essential services.

January 9, 2023 1 min read

Drug haulers arrested off Sri Lanka's Mirissa coast detained for one week

The five suspects are between 33 and 42 years of age and are residents.

January 7, 2023 1 min read