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Int. Red Cross Fedration appeals for 28.9 mln USD humanitarian funding to Sri Lanka

"2.4 million people already living below the poverty line into despair" IFRC

July 24, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's central bank requests bank loan borrowers to seek relief before July 31st

Some features of the scheme include a 6-month grace period for performing loans.

July 21, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka Acting President declares state of emergency

The emergency was declared in the interests of public security, the protection of public order.

July 18, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's private bus owners warn drivers to refrain from fuel hoarding, overcharging

“Drivers have become thugs because there is a great demand."

July 17, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka bond yields closed steady, rupee at 320.30/321.30 against the US dollar

 Sri Lanka’s bond yields were steady at closed on Tuesday while the rupee opened at 320.30/321.30 against the US doll...

Sri Lanka's stocks edge down on selling pressure from financial counters

All Share Price Index was down 0.64 percent or 60 points to 9,345.90,

Sri Lanka central bank bought property in Brazil, New York; forensic audit due: FinMin

Sri Lanka's central bank has bought property in Brazil and New York and results of a forensic audit on questionable secu...

October 5, 2019 6 min read

Sri Lanka stocks snap back after five-day fall

Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.22 percent higher on Friday, reversing a 5-day fall, with the market dominated by negotiated t...

October 4, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka budget deficit to expand to 5.4 to 5.6-pct in 2019

Sri Lanka's budget deficit may reach 5.6 percent of gross domestic product in 2019, Treasury Secretary R H S Samaratunga...

October 4, 2019 3 min read

Fitch confirms 'AA(lka)' rating of Dialog Finance

The rating of Sri Lanka's Dialog Finance Plc, a 98 percent unit owned by telecom operator Dialog Axiata has been confirm...

September 30, 2019 3 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower with eyes on global events

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Monday, following Wall Street's lead, as investors awaited a series of key events, starting...

September 30, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee steady at 182, gilt yields flat

The Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 181.85/00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Friday, while bonds yields were fl...

September 27, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee undervalued, good for producers: CB Governor

Sri Lanka’s rupee is undervalued based on a real effective exchange rate index which is good for owners of export and ...

September 27, 2019 4 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes near 182.00, bond yields flat

The Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 181.80/182.00 to the US dollar in the spot market on Thursday, while bonds yields w...

September 26, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks close 0.18 higher in thin turnover

Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.18 percent higher on Thursday, in thin trade as investors stayed in the sidelines ahead of el...

September 26, 2019 1 min read

US stocks rise, pound falls as markets weigh impeachment, trade

US stocks rise, pound falls as markets weigh impeachment, trade

September 26, 2019 3 min read
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Latest Last
US Dollar 305.1018 305.3339
UK Pound 386.9523 387.2371
Euro 330.8712 332.1141
Aus Dollar 201.0018 201.4980
Yen 2.0266 2.0278
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
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Indian Rupee 3.6453 3.5932
Korea Won 0.2342 0.2292
Oman Rial 780.3569 769.4973
Saudi Riyal 80.1114 78.9849
UAE Dirham 81.7952 80.6569
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,573.80 1.00%
CSE All Share 9,073.41 0.65%
Turnover Rs million 1,591,766,524.95 1,029,335,694.32
Source: CSE
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3-m bill 21.72 21.79
6-m bill 19.55 20.31
12-m bill 17.72 19.28
5-yr bond 21.00 22.53
8-yr bond 19.42 20.55
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 13.93 14.00
Gilt Repo 13.50 14.00
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Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka annual floods, droughts healthcare hit US$19 million: study

Sri Lanka spends US$ 19 million (approximately 3.4 billion rupees) annually on healthcare due to floods and droughts, a ...

September 25, 2019 3 min read

UK Supreme court rules parliament suspension illegal

Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending parliament in the...

September 24, 2019 4 min read

European shares slide on dismal data

European stock markets fell on Monday after a key survey pointed to weakness in the eurozone economy while some travel a...

September 24, 2019 3 min read

Oil rallies on MidEast tensions, stocks weighed by trade remarks

Oil prices rallied Monday after Iran warned the presence of US forces in the Gulf was causing instability in the region,...

September 23, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka PM drops presidential bombshell

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stunned the cabinet Thursday when he proposed a rushed constitutional amendment to a...

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September 19, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka presidential elections called

Sri Lank's elections commission has sent a gazette notice calling Presidential elections to be printed tonight, the st...

September 18, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka risks higher fuel costs from Saudi attack

Sri Lanka could face higher oil import costs if elevated prices from a drone attack on a Saudi oil facility persists, th...

September 17, 2019 2 min read

Oil holds most huge gains after Saudi attack, Fed moves into view

Oil prices dipped Tuesday but held most of the previous day's record gains following an attack on Saudi facilities that ...

September 17, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka's stocks close 0.04-pct higher on Melstacorp

Sri Lanka's stocks closed 0.04 percent higher on Monday, provisional data showed.

September 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee opens marginally weaker, gilt yields flat

The Sri Lanka rupee opened weaker at 180.35/45 to the US dollar on Monday, while bond yields were flat and stocks opened...

September 16, 2019 1 min read
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