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Sri Lanka rupee closes at 324.10/40 to the dollar, bonds yields up

Sri Lanka rupee closed at 324.10/40 to the dollar, bonds yields up, analysts said

October 17, 2023 1 min read

Does Gandhian Socialism Have Legs?

The Final Chapter of Elusive Ideology: Religion and Socialism in Modern Indian Thought

October 16, 2023 7 min read

Sri Lanka has to spend more on research, build links with business 

Only 0.1 percent of Sri Lanka’s GDP goes to innovations: official

October 14, 2023 2 min read

Global Economic Trends and Domestic Reforms Point to a Sri Lankan Rebound: HSBC

Sri Lanka at crucial turning point, say HSBC economists, CBSL Governor and Ceylon Chamber Chairman

October 6, 2023 15 min read
India has given “lot of offers” for Ramayana Trail, Sri Lanka state minister says

Indians are ready to build hotels around places associated with Ramayana Trails in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices edge up 1.6-pct at auction

Coconut prices have been on a falling trend in 2024

Sri Lanka aims to boost jobs for disabled; targets 10% in 2023

Sri Lanka has more than 1.6 million people with some kind of disabilities

September 20, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s shares edge down in mid day trade

Sri Lanka‘s shares edged down in mid day trade on Monday, Colombo Stock Exchange data showed.

September 18, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka identifies informal money remitters as high-risk under money laundering

Sri Lanka is struggling to raise its tax revenue amid money laundering activities

September 14, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 323.25/75 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 323.25/75 to the US dollar on Thursday

September 14, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's shares close down on profit taking in banking sector

The main All Share Price Index was down 0.69 percent or 79.34 points to 11,386.73.

September 11, 2023 2 min read

J.P. Narayan: Socialist Gandhism

Marxist Critic of Gandhi Becomes an Adherent, But Finally Finds Transformational State Power Indispensable

September 11, 2023 34 min read

Sri Lanka to allow short selling in stocks

Colombo Stock Exchange said it plans to allow regulated short selling of stocks subject to some rules.

September 11, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes at 321.75/322.00 to the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 321.75/322.00 to the US dollar Friday, from Thursday's close at 322.40/50 to the US dollar...

September 8, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka's shares edge up in mid day trade

All Share Price Index was up 0.13 percent or 15.28 points to 11,368.93

September 7, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka issues 538 soft alcohol licenses to boost tourism

Government began issuing soft liquor licenses to promote tourism

September 7, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka cannot progress with import restrictions: Minister

"There cannot be another economic crisis from removing restrictions. A country cannot go on with import controls.”

Nethmi Rajawasam
August 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to promote local grape cultivation to ‘save foreign exchange’: Minister

Sri Lanka should promote domestic grape cultivation

Nethmi Rajawasam
August 18, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka must move on from state-dominated economy, embrace private enterprise: prez

“So we have to get out. We have to move out of this cycle. We have to think anew,” he said.

August 17, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to lease loss-making Channel Eye airtime to Lyca group

“At the moment it is making losses and cannot even pay the electricity bill.”

Nethmi Rajawasam
August 15, 2023 2 min read
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Japan foreign minister Sri Lanka president discuss debt restructuring, investments

Minister Yoshimasa arrived in Sri Lanka on July 28th for a two-day official visit.

July 29, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka needs to balance accountability, reconciliation under TRC - state foreign minister

When you focus more on accountability, it could be harmful for reconciliation - Minister

July 26, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka, India leaders again focus on energy hub in mineral resource rich Trincomalee

India has been eying Trincomalee for more than four decades

July 21, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka bonds opens steady, rupee 323.00/325.00 to dollar

US dollar opened at 324.00/325.00 rupees.

July 20, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's shares edged up in mid day trade

All Share Price Index (ASPI) edged up 0.33 percent or 34.17 points 10,524.15

July 13, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka bond yields slightly up, spot US dollar Rs312/313

Profits taking in infra-day trade

July 7, 2023 1 min read
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