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International partners urge Sri Lanka to uphold law after unprecedented political crisis

Sri Lanka is going through unprecedented economic, political crisis after policy failures

July 15, 2022 4 min read

Sri Lanka President emails resignation from Singapore

Rajapaksa finally resigns after over 3 month protest

July 14, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka Rajapaksa fails to resign despite repeated promises

Rajapaksa was expected to reach his final destination by 8 om on Wednesday.

July 14, 2022 2 min read

Rajapaksa's party is key to deciding Sri Lanka's new president

Though protesters forced all Rajapaksas out of power, still Rajapaksas' party holds the majority to choose new president

July 13, 2022 4 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.

Generation healthy: alcoholic seltzer craze sweeps US

Health-conscious American millennials have found their drink of choice: alcoholic carbonated water that is lower in calo...

September 15, 2019 4 min read

Sri Lanka rupee opens slightly stronger, bond yields stable

The Sri Lanka rupee opened slightly firmer at 180.25/35 to the US dollar on Thursday, while bond yields held the same ra...

September 12, 2019 1 min read

Pound resilient as Brexit plot thickens, oil down

The pound strengthened against both the dollar and the euro on Tuesday as investors took heart from legislation blocking...

September 11, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka rupee ends firmer, gilt yields edge up

The Sri Lanka rupee closed stronger at 180.35/45 to the US dollar on Tuesday, while bond yields gained, brokers and deal...

September 10, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka expects 150,000 visitors in September

Sri Lanka is expecting 150,000 visitors in September 2019, around the same level as last year Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau c...

September 10, 2019 1 min read

Oil prices gain as Saudi minister backs output cuts; global stocks mixed

Global stock markets were mixed on Monday ahead of key US economic data and a European Central Bank meeting, while crud...

September 10, 2019 3 min read

No 1 and 2 must work together for UNP to win - Navin

Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake said that, if the party is to win the upcoming presidential election...

September 9, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee to Indonesia's Rupiah, the consequences of state failure

In 2019 Sri Lanka is suffering an output shock and credit contraction after a steep currency collapse from operating a '...

September 9, 2019 23 min read

Sri Lanka stocks close higher amid volatility

Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.31 percent higher on Monday amid volatility with index-heavy John Keells Holdings pushing the ...

September 9, 2019 1 min read

Japanese packaging firm to set up plant in Sri Lanka

Japan’s Sugano Packing Materials Co., Ltd., is to set up a plant in Sri Lanka to make flexible packaging that will be ...

September 9, 2019 1 min read
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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
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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
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Overnight Money 13.93 14.00
Gilt Repo 13.50 14.00
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No weakening of state intelligence - Colonne

Former intelligence bigwig Dr. Ajith Colonne yesterday rejected claims of state intelligence being weakened due to the p...

September 9, 2019 2 min read

Two drown in Galkiriyagama canal

Two men bathing in a canal in Galkiriyagama drowned yesterday afternoon (08), the Police Media Division (PMD) said.

September 9, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka forex reserves up US$185mn in August

Sri Lanka's forex reserves grew 185 million US dollars in the month of the August 2019 to 8,532.6 million US dollars, of...

September 9, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka blames high interest rates on 'structural issues'

Sri Lanka has blamed 'structural issues' for high interest rates in the country, as large volumes of money was printed t...

September 8, 2019 3 min read

Malinga takes four wickets in four balls as Sri Lanka claim consolation win

Lasith Malinga claimed four wickets in four balls for the second time in his career to lead Sri Lanka to a 37-run conso...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Malinga first T20 bowler to claim 100 wickets

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga Friday wreaked havoc after becoming the first bowler in Twenty20 internationals to claim 100 ...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

Ranil to run with Sajith as mate?

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has indicated that he may field himself as the UNP's presidential candidate, with De...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

CAA to take legal action as Prima increases wheat flour price

Legal action will be taken against Prima Ceylon Ltd for increasing the price of wheat flour without its approval, the Co...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

Current set of MPs did not receive liquor licenses – Finance Ministry

The Ministry of Finance yesterday (05) said that none of the current set of parliamentarians have been issued a liquor l...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

Amnesty makes Urgent Action appeal for Shakthika

Amnesty International has made an Urgent Action appeal for writer Shakthika Sathkumara, urging sympathisers to appeal th...

September 6, 2019 2 min read