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Reserve Bank of India provides $400 m to Sri Lanka’s foreign reserves

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January 09, 2019 08:13 pm

Sri Lanka's Central Bank on Wednesday announced that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to provide US$400 million under a swap arrangement to enhance the country&rsq...


‘WeChat Pay’ launched in Sri Lanka to help Chinese tourists 

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January 08, 2019 04:55 pm

Chinese tourists visiting Sri Lanka now have the added benefit of purchasing goods and services and paying for them through ‘WeChat Pay’ – one of the leading m...


Mastercard drops its iconic name on cards

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January 08, 2019 12:34 pm

Mastercard has announced that it is dropping its name from its iconic brand mark in select contexts.  “The interlocking red and yellow circles, referred to as...


Standard Chartered Sri Lanka appoints first local CEO  

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January 05, 2019 10:47 am

Global bank, Standard Chartered has appointed its first Sri Lankan Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bingumal Thewarathanthri effective January 1, 2019.  He takes over...


Suspension of PTL business extended

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January 04, 2019 05:25 pm

The Central Bank on Friday extended the suspension of business on primary dealer, Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) for a further six months effective from January 5. I...


Sri Lanka Police seek volunteers for community policing initiative

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January 03, 2019 12:53 pm

Sri Lanka Police sent out a public appeal on Thursday seeking ‘dedicated’ volunteers to join Community Policing Committees across the country, seen as an effort to r...


Property giant LankaPropertyWeb.com acquires Lamudi.lk

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January 03, 2019 11:37 am

Sri Lanka’s leading property portal LankaPropertyWeb has announced the acquisition of the country’s no.2 property portal lamudi.lk, firmly establishing the compan...


Cathay Pacific makes good on first-class ticket blunder 

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January 03, 2019 10:33 am

HONG KONG, REUTERS, Jan 3 - Cathay Pacific Airways said it would guarantee thousands of first and business-class flights sold at huge discounts after a ticketing error, calling ...


PM to pick tourism agency heads this evening

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January 02, 2019 02:04 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to decide on the new appointments to be made to the respective tourism state agencies this evening (Wednesday). Tourism and Wildli...


New coins for the New Year

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January 01, 2019 11:40 am

New coins in the denomination of Rs 1, Rs 2, Rs 5 and Rs 10 have been issued for 2019 by the Central Bank. These coins can be obtained from any commercial bank bran...




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Will use official firearm if threatened - MP Punchinilame

MP Susantha Punchinilame today (Jan 22) told Parliament that he would not hesitate to use his official firearm for his personal security. ...

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