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Tuesday July 23rd, 2024

One critical, 55 injured after Sri Lanka protest clash - hospital source  

After clashes protesters breached the entrance and stormed into president's residence

July 9, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka TT dollar at Rs366.79-370, guidance peg unchanged

Commercial banks offered dollars for telegraphic transfers at rates between 366.79 and 370.00 for small transactions

July 5, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lankan Airlines flies in donated medicine in soft-peg crisis

The firm will continue to airlift the medical supplies gifted by other countries free of freight Charges

June 23, 2022 1 min read

China's US$74 rice grant to reach Sri Lanka by end June

Around 10,000 metric tonnes will be used for a School Meals program for needy kids.

June 14, 2022 1 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,

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
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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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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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Sri Lanka stocks close 0.88-pct down

Sri Lanka stocks closed 0.88 percent lower on Friday, with the benchmark index dragged lower by weaker bank share prices...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

Palaly airport to commence regional flight operations starting16 Oct

The Palaly airbase, which is beind developed into a Rs. 2.25 billion airport, will commence flight operations to India s...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

Enterprise Sri Lanka exhibition to build Jaffna young entrepreneurs

An exhibition aimed at building entrepreneurs will kick off in the northern Jaffna peninsular where subsidized credit wi...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Missing persons: 650 families eligible for allowance

Some 650 families of Sri Lanka's disappeared with Certificates of Absence (CoA) are eligible for a Rs. 6,000 monthly all...

Nisali De Silva
September 6, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka port terminal co-operation mooted to ease congestion

Worsening congestion at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port could be eased with more co-operation among its competing cargo termi...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Two cops in hot pursuit shot in Akuressa

Two police officers on duty on the Akuressa-Thibbatuwawa road were shot by an unidentified gunman earlier today (06), th...

September 6, 2019 1 min read

UNP will nominate me with blessings of Ranil, Karu - Sajith

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said he expected to be named the party's presidenti...

September 6, 2019 2 min read

SLFP has named candidate, Election Commissioner confirms

Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya confirmed to RepublicNext that the SLFP has submitted its candidate's name upon...

Imesh Ranasinghe
September 6, 2019 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee opens stronger, bond yields fall

The Sri Lanka rupee opened stronger at 180.00/80 to the US dollar on Friday, while bond yields fell and stocks opened 0....

September 6, 2019 2 min read

Sajith outlines policy objectives in online Q&A

In a live Q&A session streamed on Twitter and Facebook this afternoon, United National Party (UNP) presidential hopeful ...

September 5, 2019 7 min read