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Sri Lanka stock index down as investors await clarity on economic front

Investor sentiment dented by economic worries

February 15, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka stock index extends losses; ends near 6-week low

Sri Lanka stocks dropped for the second day erasing 162 billion market capitalization.

February 9, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to import 400,000 rapid antigen test kits to meet shortage

"For that we only need a very limited number of test kits and that is being done using a very organised system."

February 9, 2022 2 min read

Japan gives Sri Lanka counter-terror surveillance vehicles, drug analyzers

Japan has also given 200 million yen worth of equipment to counter illegal drugs

February 8, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka Treasuries yield flat, peg steady

Commercial banks offered dollars for telegraphic transfers between 368.00 and 370.00

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

UNP will nominate electable candidate – Harshana

When the time is right, the United National Party (UNP) will nominate an electable candidate who enjoys the support of a...

August 30, 2019 2 min read

Fire in Maragalakanda forest reserve

A fire erupted in the Maragalakanda forest reserve in Monaragala district last evening (29) due to the dry weather condi...

August 30, 2019 1 min read

Archbishop Welby visits Katuwapitiya Church

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby yesterday 29 Aug visited St Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya where more than...

August 30, 2019 1 min read

SLPP still hopeful of an alliance with SLFP

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is still hopeful about forming an alliance with Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), as sa...

August 29, 2019 1 min read

Over two-thirds of UNP MPs back Sajith - Mangala

Claiming that United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa has the backing of over two-thirds of the party...

August 29, 2019 3 min read

Head of the Anglican Church arrived in Sri Lanka

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby arrived in Sri Lanka this morning (29) for a three-day visit, according to the Ch...

August 29, 2019 1 min read

Ensure equality to combat terror - Kottegoda

Sri Lanka's Secretary Defence says that the best way to combat extremism is to ensure income equality, education and jus...

August 29, 2019 1 min read

Parliamentary Vote on Bill against Death Penalty soon

UNP MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda, who tabled a Private Member’s Bill to abolish death penalty said that a parliamentary ...

August 28, 2019 1 min read

SLFP-SLPP agreement on many issues - Amaraweera

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna are agreed on a wide variety of issues that they hope wi...

August 28, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka given green light to include terror suspects in Interpol list

Sri Lanka has received the green light from Interpol to have access to the Interpol Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) li...

August 28, 2019 3 min read
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INTERPOL Commends Lanka Police and Forces anti-terror operations

The global Policing network INTERPOL is helping Sri Lanka’s specialized law enforcement units combatting terror improv...

August 28, 2019 2 min read

Sajith woos urban voters with promise of inclusive economy, devolution

UNP presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa today laid out his policy proposals, pledging a more inclusive economic policy...

Imesh Ranasinghe and Himal Kotelawala
August 27, 2019 5 min read

JMO indicted in Thajudeen alleged murder

The former Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer Professor Ananda Samarasekara was today 27 Aug indicted by the Attorne...

August 27, 2019 1 min read

Premier Wickremesinghe in the Maldives to Chair Indian Ocean Conference

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to take on an official visit to the Republic of Maldives on Monday (02 Septem...

August 27, 2019 1 min read

SLPP-SLFP talks: progress depends on MR-MS meeting

Future negotiations for an electoral alliance between the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party wi...

August 27, 2019 2 min read

UNP cannot win without the support of minority parties – Hirunika

United National Party (UNP) backbencher Hirunika Premachandra said that UNP cannot win the presidential elections nor ca...

August 27, 2019 2 min read

A Presidential Candidate, the people want: the Sajith Challenge

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and former President ...

Jehan Perera - Excecutive Director National Peace Council of Sri Lanka
August 27, 2019 6 min read

Army Commander defends himself against allegations

At his first Press Conference after assuming duties as the Commander of the Army, L t Gen Shavendra Silva vigorously def...

August 26, 2019 2 min read

"Harassment and victimisation based on religion in SL" - UN envoy

United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Ahmed Shaheed says he found after the Easter attacks ...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 26, 2019 4 min read

"National candidate" Gota need not obtain SLFP membership - Rohitha

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today questioned calls expressed by some quarters for its presidential candidate ...

Nisali De Silva
August 26, 2019 2 min read