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Sampath Bank simplifies cash management for businesses with 2021-03-03 02:36:46Sampath Bank recently announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s first Visa powered business debit card linked to a corporate account – the Sampa

Nations Trust Bank signs MOU with Department for 2021-03-03 01:40:52Nations Trust Bank and the Department for Registration of Persons (DRP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), enabling the Bank to digi

Towards Zero Poverty: Why Effective Targeting of Samurdhi 2021-03-03 01:12:33By Lakshila Wanigasinghe The first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” by 2030. While achie

Cabinet approval to develop Colombo Port WCT as 2021-03-02 06:35:24Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal presented by the Port Minister to develop the West Container Terminal (WCT) of the Colombo Port on a Buil

HSBC Sri Lanka bolsters digital banking capabilities to 2021-03-02 05:48:20The global pandemic has accelerated the shift to digitization with faster transition journeys and the rapid adoption of digital channels, which will c

Transformation of distribution model: How insurance 2021-03-02 05:21:01By Chula Hettiarachchi Across different industries and geographies, COVID-19 has changed the ways people engage with one another. Numerous health regu

Capitol TwinPeaks forges ahead, amidst industry challenges 2021-03-02 05:01:18Capitol TwinPeaks, the 50-storey twin-tower mixed residential development under the Sanken Group, continues construction for delivery in 2021, amidst

PCoI report on Easter attacks handed over to 2021-03-02 04:23:23A copy of the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to investigate and inquire into the Easter Sunday attacks has been handed

Sri Lanka vehicle registration down in Jan 2021 2021-03-02 04:08:23Total vehicle registrations recorded 3,256 units in January, down from 4,478 units the previous month and 34,475 units 12 months ago, a new report sho

SriLankan Airline’s record-breaking upliftment to Maldives 2021-03-02 02:16:02SriLankan Airlines carried a record-breaking 1.2 million kilogrammes of cargo from its network to Malé, Maldives, in February 2021. The Maldive

Laws still restrict women’s economic opportunities despite progress: 2021-03-01 05:57:51Countries are inching toward greater gender equality, but women around the world continue to face laws and regulations that restrict their economic op

Veemansa Initiatives’ discussion on ‘external debt situation in 2021-03-01 05:48:04Delivering the keynote address on the topic, External Debt Situation in Sri Lanka: Our Route to Resolution, the Governor of the Central Bank, Deshaman

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Sri Lanka Three Month Interbank Rate 2021-03-01 01:06:00Sri Lanka Three Month Interbank Rate was at 6.96 percent on Monday March 1. Interbank Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 11.39 percent from 2000 until 2021, r

Sri Lanka Coronavirus Deaths 2021-03-01 00:44:00Sri Lanka recorded 464 Coronavirus Deaths since the epidemic began, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, Sri Lanka reported

Sri Lanka Coronavirus Cases 2021-03-01 00:44:00Sri Lanka recorded 82890 Coronavirus Cases since the epidemic began, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, Sri Lanka reported

Sri Lanka - Credit Rating 2021-02-27 19:01:00Standard & Poor's credit rating for Sri Lanka stands at CCC+ with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for Sri Lanka was last set at Caa1 with

Sri Lanka Cash Reserve Ratio 2021-02-27 05:19:00Sri Lanka Cash Reserve Ratio was at 2 percent on Friday February 26. Cash Reserve Ratio in Sri Lanka averaged 8.09 percent from 1999 until 2021, reach

Sri Lanka Central Bank Balance Sheet 2021-02-27 05:14:00Central Bank Balance Sheet in Sri Lanka increased to 2599304 LKR Million in September from 2287528.40 LKR Million in August of 2020. Central Bank Bala

Sri Lanka Banks Balance Sheet 2021-02-27 05:14:00Banks Balance Sheet in Sri Lanka increased to 11117336 LKR Million in September from 10924978.80 LKR Million in August of 2020. Banks Balance Sheet in

Sri Lanka Private Sector Credit 2021-02-27 05:12:00Private Sector Credit in Sri Lanka increased to 6332390.50 LKR Million in December from 6265112.80 LKR Million in November of 2020. Private Sector Cre

Sri Lanka Money Supply M1 2021-02-27 05:07:00Money Supply M1 in Sri Lanka increased to 1177150 LKR Million in December from 1094981 LKR Million in November of 2020. Money Supply M1 in Sri Lanka a

Sri Lanka Prime Lending Rate 2021-02-27 05:06:00Bank Lending Rate in Sri Lanka increased to 5.90 percent in January from 5.81 percent in December of 2020. Bank Lending Rate in Sri Lanka averaged 12.

Sri Lanka Money Supply M0 2021-02-27 05:05:00Money Supply M0 in Sri Lanka increased to 775334 LKR Million in September from 767991 LKR Million in August of 2020. Money Supply M0 in Sri Lanka aver

Sri Lanka Car Registrations 2021-02-27 05:05:00Car Registrations in Sri Lanka decreased to 1041 in September from 1611 in August of 2020. Car Registrations in Sri Lanka averaged 2457.86 from 1997

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LNP – Top players secure third round places 2021-02-23 21:22:14SSC Open Ranking Tennis Thehan Wijemanne, Kavisha Ratnayake, Vibuda Wijebandara, Savith Weerasinghe, Kiran Viravanathan, Archana Lokuge advanced to th

LNP – Fonterra enables access to high-nutrition Mineral 2021-02-23 21:17:12Fonterra has enabled access to Mineral Mix packs to help its smallholder dairy farmers address challenges around access to quality

LNP – FM: UNHRC on political campaign against 2021-02-23 20:52:14… points out duplicity of some members Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday (23) said double standards adopted by some countries

LNP – Action from 68th Badminton Nationals 2021-02-22 22:25:42The Badminton National Championship 2020 concluded with Olympian Niluka Karunaratne successfully defending the men’s singles title and Hasini Am

LNP – Business ‘Seylan Harasara’ revamped to 2021-02-22 22:20:50Seylan Bank, the bank with a heart, is ready to relaunch ‘Seylan Harasara’, a financial product that offers a host

LNP – Cardinal will be consulted – GL 2021-02-22 22:19:28National security threat to all Sri Lankans SLPP Chairman and Education Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday (22) stressed the responsibility

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LNP – Business Pickme Nena Pahana: school 2021-02-19 00:00:50Sri Lanka’s leading home-grown mobility solution, PickMe, recently distributed school supplies and stationery for the new school year under its

LNP – Marvan praises indefatigable Prasad 2021-02-18 23:59:11During a training session of the national cricket team 20 years ago, the captain in waiting Marvan Atapattu was troubled

LNP – Govt.-backed racketeers run riot: 3,000 acres 2021-02-18 23:57:37Another 1,000 acres of the Somawathiya National Park were been grabbed yesterday by an organised group who removed boundary posts

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Microsoft accuses China over email cyber-attacks 2021-03-02 23:20:25The US tech giant blamed the attacks on Hafnium, a state-sponsored group operating out of China.

Covid: Qantas launches 'mystery flights' to boost tourism 2021-03-02 22:44:07Airlines in the region are coming up with different strategies to tackle the pandemic travel slump.

Budget 2021: Furlough scheme to be extended until 2021-03-02 21:19:46The move will help millions of people, Rishi Sunak says, ahead of setting out his tax and spending plans.

Rio Tinto chief to step down over cave 2021-03-02 20:40:15The 46,000-year-old Juukan Gorge rock shelters were destroyed to make way for an iron ore mine last year.

The deadly job of protecting DR Congo's Virunga 2021-03-02 19:14:04In the past year, more than 20 rangers have been killed defending Africa's oldest national park.

'Find people who complement your weaknesses' 2021-03-02 19:11:37Amber Atherton, boss of tech firm Zyper, says you need staff who are good at things you might not be.

Some UK arrivals 'still waiting' for quarantine Covid 2021-03-02 19:01:43International arrivals from countries not on the UK's "red list" must take two Covid tests during quarantine.

Five things to look out for in the 2021-03-02 17:00:38Tax rises and an extension of Covid support are both tipped to be announced in this week’s Budget.

Nike exec quits after son's trainer resale firm 2021-03-02 13:29:07He reportedly used a credit card in her name to buy shoes for his resale company.

Pontins used 'undesirables list' of Irish surnames 2021-03-02 12:54:54The holiday firm promises to change after disclosure of a list to screen out Gypsies and Travellers.

Unions fear over thousands of UK steel jobs 2021-03-02 11:19:50Unions fear for 5,000 jobs in UK steel and engineering as owner Sanjeev Gupta hits financial crisis.

Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030 2021-03-02 03:52:46The Swedish firm is to phase out all models with internal combustion engines over the next few years.

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