Rupee edges up on dollar sales; stx down

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January 16, 2017 02:08 pm

(REUTERS) The Sri Lankan rupee edged higher on Monday as foreign banks sold dollars, but the market expects the currency to weaken after the central bank allowed flexibility in ...

Customs foils foreign currency smuggling attempt by Iranian national

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January 10, 2017 03:23 pm

A 37-year-old Iranian national serving in a massive irrigation project in Sri Lanka was arrested at the Katunayake International airport on Tuesday when atte...

SLT trade unions barred by courts from protests

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January 09, 2017 10:15 pm

The Colombo District Court and the Colombo Magistrate Court have issued orders barring SLT trade unions from protests that cause public inconvenience and obstructs oth...

SL economy on right track, thunders Finance Minister

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January 05, 2017 04:07 pm

Sri Lanka’s economy has been “discharged from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)” since the regime change two years ago, an emotionally-charged Finance Minister Rav...

Ceylon chamber cheers CB plans to reduce forex market intervention

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January 05, 2017 02:41 pm

  Ceylon chamber cheers CB plans to reduce forex market intervention The Central Bank (CB)’s decision to avoid, as far as possible, intervention in...

Central Bank to probe Rs.13 bln missing money allegation 

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January 03, 2017 06:20 pm

  The Central Bank will probe allegations made by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake that bags carrying Rs.13 billion were sent from the Central Bank to Temple Tree...

Strong measures announced to strengthen Sri Lanka’s banking regulator

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January 03, 2017 04:47 pm

Reforms to the Central Bank to strengthen its role in financial markets, more transparency in the money markets and increasing capital requirements of finance and leasing compan...

Just 2 million tourists in 2016: Targets missed again!

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January 03, 2017 03:08 pm

Two million travellers visited Sri Lanka last year but this is a slight setback against the target of 2.2 million earlier projected by the government. Indians and Chinese t...

Lankaputhra Bank gets new chairman

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January 03, 2017 01:34 pm

Ex-MBSL chief Ruwan Gallage has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Lankaputhra Bank with effect December 30, 2016. He assumed office on Friday and has met the staff ...

Dialog’s ubiquitous Hans makes way for new CEO

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January 02, 2017 10:07 am

Dialog has announced a change of ‘chairs’ at the top with long-standing CEO Hans Wijayasuriya stepping down from the Sri Lanka position to make way for Supun Weerasi...

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Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017 gets underway

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