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Sri Lanka CB inks 5-pct inflation deal with government

Central bank has signed an agreement with government to maintain inflation at 5 percent with 2 percent variation

October 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s stocks close up on Wednesday, but trading low

Sri Lanka’s stocks closed up on Wednesday, but turnover remained low.

October 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes at 323.70/324.00 on Wednesday, bond yields down

Sri Lanka’s rupee closed at 323.70/324.00 to the US dollar on Wednesday, dealers said. Bond yields were down

October 4, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Supreme Court to hear case against pardoning Gnanasara Thero

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court gave leave to proceed on a case filed against a presidential pardon given to Gnanasara Thero

October 4, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka's monthly tourism revenue hits highest since February 2020

Sri Lanka tourism is recovering from zero after COVID-19 and violence following an economic crisis

Sri Lanka's Exterminators Plc becomes reseller for Pest Scan, an AI-powered pest app

Exterminators Plc designated reseller for Pest Scan, an AI-powered digital pest management software, within South Asia

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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US Dollar 305.1018 305.3339
UK Pound 386.9523 387.2371
Euro 330.8712 332.1141
Aus Dollar 201.0018 201.4980
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3-m bill 21.72 21.79
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Sri Lanka shares gain in mid day trade

The main All Share Price Index was up 0.91 percent or 85.43 points to 9,454.34

June 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka banks welcome CB Governors' assurance on DDR impact

Capital and liquidity ratios of the banks remain above the regulatory requirements

June 28, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister meets Finance Minister Liu, China EximBank over debt

Also meets Sinopec and China Harbour Engineering

June 28, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka investor forum by First Capital

The forum themed as “Invest with impact, seize capital market opportunities”, is scheduled to take place at Shangri-...

June 27, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lankan Airlines says sick cockpit crew delayed Korea flight

SriLankan Airlines regrets the inconvenience caused to its guests by the delay of UL 470

June 21, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to extend maturities, clip coupons of rupee bonds: Minister

No bank deposits will be reduced

June 21, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka plans to extend leases of plantations: Minister

Now about 22 years remain in the lease

June 21, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka passes law to start parliament budget office

The Parliamentary Budget Office shall be an independent body and accountable to Parliament

June 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka to give welfare benefits to over two million families from Jul 01

A 200 million World Bank loans to be approved on June 28

June 20, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka meets 29 commitments in IMF programs: think tank

Revenues short of target

June 19, 2023 2 min read
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