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Sri Lanka schedules power cuts of 3 hours for August 25

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August 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to set up rehabilitation bureau for 'addicts, militants, extremists'

It is expected to oversee treatment, rehabilitation, post-protection and related activities.

August 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka Treasuries yield flat, peg steady

Commercial banks offered dollars for telegraphic transfers between 368.00 and 370.00

August 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks end the week gaining for the 11th session, setting a new 4-month high

All Share Price Index (ASPI) rose 3.69% or 321.31 points to 9,027.48, its highest since March 31

August 12, 2022 3 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 stocks close 1.7-pct higher with JKH, Cold Stores

Sri Lanka's stocks closed up 1.7 percent with gains in index heavy John Keells Holdings and Cold Stores Monday, provisio...

November 18, 2019 1 min read

Kishu Gomes leaves Sri Lanka Tourism

Sri Lanka's Tourism Promotion Bureau chairman Kishu Gomes has resigned with effect from November 15, 2019.

November 15, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee ends weaker, gilt yields unchanged

Sri Lanka’s rupee ended weaker at 180.35/45 on Thursday while bond yields remained unchanged, dealers said.

November 14, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka banks' negative outlook remains with rising bad loans: Fitch

Ratings agency Fitch said Sri Lanka's negative banking sector outlook is likely to remain in the short-term due to a con...

November 13, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to become hub if reforms are made with South Asia in mind

Sri Lanka could become a key logistics reforms are made with South Asia in mind, an economist has said at an investment ...

November 12, 2019 3 min read

Foreign investors buy Sri Lanka rupee bonds for third week

Foreign investors have bought Sri Lanka rupee bonds for the third week in a row, official data show, after some capital ...

November 10, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka to change IMF deal in a Gotabaya administration: Cabraal

Sri Lanka will change a deal with the International Monetary Fund if a new administration under Gotabaya Rajapsaka comes...

November 8, 2019 7 min read

Sri Lanka’s Lanka Tiles Sept quarter net profit up 51-pct

Sri Lanka’s Lanka Tiles group net profits rose 51 percent to 157 million rupees in the September 2019 quarter from a y...

November 7, 2019 1 min read

SriLankan Airlines cuts losses, to fly to Sydney, Saigon

SriLankan Airlines said it managed to reduce losses in the half year to September 2019 under its business turnaround pl...

November 7, 2019 3 min read
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Sri Lanka can terminate MCC deal giving 30-days notice

SrI Lanka can terminated a Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement giving 30 days notice and so can the US and there ...

November 7, 2019 1 min read
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UK Pound 386.9523 387.2371
Euro 330.8712 332.1141
Aus Dollar 201.0018 201.4980
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False charges against MCC like Sri Lanka Suwaseriya 'Indian invasion': Mangala

False charges against grant funding by America's Millennium Challenge Corporation was similar to a campaign against a Vo...

November 7, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka to institutionalize 'flexible exchange rate' in new monetary law

Sri Lanka is set to institutionalize a 'flexible' exchange rate' regime instead of a floating exchange rate through a dr...

November 4, 2019 4 min read

John Keells' hotels in Sri Lanka to be as full as last year in 2019 winter season

John Keells Holdings, which operates Sri Lanka's largest leisure business Cinnamon, said its hotels have as much demand ...

November 4, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka in stagflation after flexible exchange rate collapse

Sri Lanka is going through a period of stagflation involving low growth and higher inflation for the second time in less...

November 4, 2019 4 min read

Sajith promises tax reforms, support for Sri Lanka SMEs, female empowerment

Sajith Premadasa, a front runner for the 2019 Presidential Election, launched his manifesto on Thursday, promising broad...

October 31, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee steady, stocks 0.33-pct weaker at open

Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted at 181.55/60 to the US dollar on Wednesday, steady from Tuesday’s close, while bond yie...

October 30, 2019 1 min read

Warehousing profits prop up Sri Lankan tea broker's bottom line

Sri Lanka’s Asia Siyaka Commodities lost 4.4 million rupees in the September 2019 quarter compared with profits of nin...

October 30, 2019 1 min read

Laugfs says LPG supplies to Sri Lanka restored

Sri Lanka's Laugfs Gas said distributrion liquefied petroleum gas has been increased, ending a disruption seen last week...

October 29, 2019 1 min read

Trump says Islamic State chief Baghdadi killed in US raid

President Donald Trump on Sunday said that the elusive leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been...

October 28, 2019 5 min read

Sri Lanka stocks rally for seventh day, retail buying in Chevron

Sri Lanka's stocks closed 0.32 percent higher on Friday, with retail investors buying Chevron Lubricants Lanka, which re...

October 25, 2019 2 min read
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