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Sri Lanka stocks close down for second week

The energy industry (111mn) saw the most investor interest, mainly due to trading of Lanka IOC Plc (down at 98.20).

January 19, 2024 1 min read

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
Yala, October 2023

Leopards and Jackals and Crocs, Oh My!!

Sri Lanka will stand up for any economic rights comprised at Red Sea: president

"Any disturbance to the peace and stability of the region poses a threat to our country," he said.

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

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
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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

J.P. Narayan: Socialist Gandhism

Marxist Critic of Gandhi Becomes an Adherent, But Finally Finds Transformational State Power Indispensable

September 11, 2023 34 min read

Sri Lanka to allow short selling in stocks

Colombo Stock Exchange said it plans to allow regulated short selling of stocks subject to some rules.

September 11, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes at 321.75/322.00 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 321.75/322.00 to the US dollar Friday, from Thursday's close at 322.40/50 to the US dollar...

September 8, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's shares edge up in mid day trade

All Share Price Index was up 0.13 percent or 15.28 points to 11,368.93

September 7, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka issues 538 soft alcohol licenses to boost tourism

Government began issuing soft liquor licenses to promote tourism

September 7, 2023 2 min read
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