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Sri Lanka raises bus fares 19.5-pct after fuel price hike

Sri Lanka state run and private bus fares will go up by  an average of 19.5 percent

May 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka stocks fall after fuel price hike


May 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka gets career foreign service officer as MFA secretary

Aruni Wijewardane assumed duties as the new Foreign Ministry secretary

May 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka injects Rs60bn for 40 days below risk free yield

Injections despite severe fuel and cooking gas shortages

May 20, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka rupee closes weaker at 322/325 to dollar, bonds and t-bills steady

"All markets were dull during the day," dealers said.

Sri Lanka stocks end a five day rally on banking sector concerns over domestic debt restructuring

"Market continued to dip,on banking counters as the IMF approval has triggered concerns over domestic debt restructuring

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

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
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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
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Overnight Money 13.93 14.00
Gilt Repo 13.50 14.00
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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

Sajith UNP’s "Best Actor" – Gamage

Calling United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa the party's "best actor", UNP backbencher MP Chandima...

September 3, 2019 2 min read

SLFP still undecided; boasts of indispensability

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will take the right decision at the right time on the coming presidential election, S...

September 3, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka will help Maldives fight global warming - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today pledged to the Maldives Sri Lanka's fullest cooperation in the archipelago's f...

September 3, 2019 2 min read

New ID office to be opened in Galle on Friday

The Southern Province Office of the Department for Registration of Persons and launching of the one day service for Nati...

September 3, 2019 1 min read

A person murdered in Mount Lavinia

A 34- year-old person has been stabbed to death yesterday (02) in Mount Lavinia, the Police Media Division (PMD) said

September 3, 2019 1 min read

AG hands over extradition papers for Mahendran to MFA, Defense

The legal papers necessary to facilitate the extradition of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran from Singapore...

September 2, 2019 1 min read

Sirisena to testify before PSC at Presidential Secretariat

President Maithripala Sirisena will testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks ...

Arjuna Ranawana
September 2, 2019 2 min read

SLPP has accepted they cannot win without SLFP support-Nimal Siripala

SLFP parliamentarian Nimal Siripala de Silva said that SLPP had accepted the fact the presidential elections could not b...

September 2, 2019 2 min read

ETI petition to be heard in December

The Supreme Court has ordered that the Fundamental Rights petition filed by the depositors in the ETI Finance Company ca...

September 2, 2019 1 min read
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