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Sri Lanka stocks slip in mid-day trade on Wednesday

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June 1, 2022 1 min read

India gifts kerosene to fishermen in Northern islets in soft-peg collapse

India has gifted 15,000 liters of kerosene to fishermen in several islets in the North of the island

May 28, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka in talks with India for US$1bn swap, expects US$1.5n from ACU

Sri Lanka to get US$1.5bn in ACU deferments over next six months

May 27, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka protesters ask new PM to serve justice for May 09 attack, to avoid looming crisis

The Prime Minister's office was targeted by the protesters for the first time.

May 27, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka rupee closes at 319/323 against the US dollar, bond yields down

Sri Lanka rupee closed at 319/323 rupees against the US dollar

Sri Lanka t-bill yields fall across maturities at auction

All maturities were down by more than 100 basis points

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

Central Expressway issues will be sorted out - RDA

The Road Development Authority (RDA) is optimistic that the problems being faced in the construction of Phase One and T...

September 5, 2019 4 min read

Fire erupts in Ettampitiya

A fire has engulfed in Ettampititya, Pannagala area earlier today (05), the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

September 5, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka to help Australia curtail "human-smuggling" operations

Sri Lanka has expressed its fullest support to Australia in curtailing what a Foreign Ministry press release is calling ...

September 5, 2019 2 min read

Special needs children not being served well - Auditor General

An Auditor General's report to be presented to COPA tomorrow faults the state system for not serving the country's Speci...

September 5, 2019 2 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
Latest Last
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
Latest Last
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

Nearly 300 arrested over Easter Sunday attacks

A total of 293 suspects across the country have been arrested over the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks thus far, Police ...

September 5, 2019 1 min read

Families of missing persons to receive a monthly allowance

The families of missing persons will receive a monthly interim allowance of Rs.6000 from the 10th of October this year.

September 5, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka overnight rates edge up to support stability

Sri Lanka's short term rates have risen about 30 to 40 basis points to help restore monetary stability lost during Augus...

September 5, 2019 2 min read

President attends the Bohra Conference

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the World Annual Bohra Conference today (04) which is currently underway at the ...

September 4, 2019 1 min read

COPE probing corruption at Sri Lanka Cricket

SLC Charity paid official more than what was spent on "good works." Rs 50 million spent on "Cricket Campus" but no work ...

September 4, 2019 3 min read

NSB staff/office assistant recruitment highly irregular - COPE

COPE held today that since 2008 the National Savings Bank (NSB) has been recruiting staff assistants and office assitant...

September 4, 2019 1 min read

Sooriyawewa Stadium costs queried

Ports Authority paid Rs 5 billion for the project which is now valued at Rs 2 billion

September 4, 2019 1 min read

Cabinet nod for integrated electronic solution for traffic violations

Cabinet yesterday approved a comprehensive integrated electronic solution for the management of data and information rel...

September 4, 2019 1 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower on fears global economy is slowing

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Wednesday on fears that the global economy may be slowing, after US data pointed to weaknes...

September 4, 2019 2 min read

SLFP not interested in Presidential poll aims to win Parliament -Sirisena

Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to form the “next government of this country in 2020,” by focusing on the Parliamentary G...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 3, 2019 4 min read
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