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Sri Lanka domestic air travel a must for tourism: minister

If Sri Lanka is to attract high-end tourism, domestic air transportation has to be developed, tourism minister says.

October 4, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s rupee opens at 323.60/75 to US dollar

Sri Lanka’s rupee opened at 323.60/75 to the US dollar on Wednesday

October 4, 2023 1 min read

USAID, Sri Lanka unveil energy efficiency tracking platform

USAID partners with Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority to introduce platform to benchmark energy efficiency

October 3, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s stocks close down on Tuesday, amid uncertainty

The ASPI fell to a 2-month low today

October 3, 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 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

Sri Lanka meets 29 commitments in IMF programs: think tank

Revenues short of target

June 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Hatton National Bank 'A(lka)' rating confirmed with negative watch: Fitch

Fitch has also maintained HNB's senior and subordinated debt ratings of 'A(lka)' and 'BBB+(lka)', respectively, on RWN.

June 14, 2023 6 min read

US' RM Parks signs deal for fuel retailing in Sri Lanka

RM Parks will operate under the Shell Plc group.

June 8, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka private credit negative in April, CPC dollar debt taken over by govt

Credit to state enterprises fell by 516 billion rupees to 1,130 billion rupees in April 2023

June 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka tourism revenues doubles in May 2023

Despite an off peak month, over 83,000 tourists visit Sri Lanka in May

June 3, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's shares end over two month high on positive macroeconomic sentiments

The main All Share Price Index was up 1.39 percent or 119.86 points to 8,755.17.

May 24, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka hosts the Indian Travel Agents Association convention to boost tourism

The 68th annual convention of Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) is set to be held from July 6 to 9, 2023.

Melkishiya Andrew
May 20, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka's shares slips on local debt restructuring uncertainties

The main All Share Price Index (ASPI) was down 0.25 percent or 22.37 points to 8,892.37.

May 10, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lankan shares gain, boosted by financial and capital sectors

The main All Share Price Index (ASPI) was up 1.02 percent or 88.45 points to 8,799.91. 

May 3, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka bond yields end higher, rupee at 321.50/90 against the US dollar

Sri Lanka’s bond yields were slightly up at close on Wednesday, while the rupee closed at 321.50/90 against the USD

April 26, 2023 1 min read

Japan grants USD 3.8mn to support Sri Lanka’s smallholder farming families, women's empowerment

The programme aims to diversify livelihoods and introduce entrepreneurship programmes

April 25, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka coconut auction prices down 0.8-pct

Sri Lanka’s coconut auction prices fell by 0.8 percent after the New Year holidays, at an auction last week, data show...

April 23, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka's consumer prices up 49.2-pct YoY in March 2023

During the month of March, the rebased index rose 0.3 percent to 204.8 points.

April 21, 2023 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...

April 18, 2023 1 min read

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,

April 18, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka expressway revenue surges in New Year holiday

On April 15 and 16, a total generation of 70,558,100 was collected from vehicles that used the expressway.

Neshella Perera
April 17, 2023 1 min read

Call to repeal vagrancy law used by police to harass young couples in Sri Lanka

Couples are also targeted under section 365 A of the Penal Code which prohibits ‘gross indecency.’

Apsara Rodrigo
April 17, 2023 3 min read
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