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Sri Lanka’s Tourism industry earnings surpass US$ 1 Billion mark

Sri Lanka crossed the billion dollar milestone in earnings from tourism in October when the country earned US$ 75.6 million from the trade, which is providing a glimmer of hope for the country’s economy beset by acute shortages of foreign currency since the middle of last year.

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Sri Lanka President issues strong statement after COP27 Conference

Having participated in the COP27 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt earlier this month, President Ranil Wickremesinghe issued a statement on Tuesday (November 29) on its outcome.

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Asalanka powers Sri Lanka to victory over Afghanistan in ODI

Sri Lanka completed its highest successful run chase ever at home to square the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan on Wednesday (November 30) at the Pallekele International Stadium.

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Daily Exchange Rates from Central Bank of Sri Lanka

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has announced the official exchange rates for 30th November with the US dollar buying rate recorded at Rs. 361.23.

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Sri Lanka revokes circulars issued on the official attire of state sector workers

Two circulars that were issued on the official attire of staff grade officers in the state sector of Sri Lanka have been revoked.

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One person killed in Brutal stabbing in Hikkaduwa

A man died and his wife was injured after being brutally stabbed with a sharp weapon at the Wewala Junction in Hikkaduwa this morning (November 30).

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Sri Lanka’s debt to China close to 20% of public external debt – study

Sri Lanka owed Chinese lenders $7.4 billion – nearly a fifth of its public external debt – by the end of last year, calculations by the China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) published on Wednesday showed, an estimate higher than many others.

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October exports down 8%, January-October exports up 9% to US$ 11 Billion

Sri Lanka’s merchandise export performance for the month of October contracted by 8.18 percent Year-on-Year (YoY), however, cumulative exports for the first 10 months of the year surpassed the earnings fetched in the corresponding period of 2021.

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Six milk powder containers imported in violation of regulations detained at Colombo port

Six containers containing 153,375 kgs of milk powder stuck at the Colombo Port which had been imported in violation of import-export regulations, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said.

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Indian Government allows Sri Lankans to hold $10,000 worth of rupee in cash

Sri Lankans can now hold $10,000 worth of the Indian rupee (INR) in a physical form, though the INR would not be legal tender in Sri Lanka, after India approved a Sri Lankan request to designate the INR as the foreign currency.

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China welcomes Sri Lankan foreign minister’s remarks on ‘Chinese debt trap’

China welcomes Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Sabry’s rebuttal of the narrative of the so-called Chinese “debt trap” in Sri Lanka, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said here on Monday.

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Third secretary of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman involved in Human Trafficking arrested

The third secretary of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman, E. Kushan was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers upon his arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning (November 29).

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Sri Lanka could experience longest ever power cuts in July – CEB union warns

The Independent Engineers’ Association of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) warns that the country will have to experience the longest power cut in history if sufficient stocks of coal are not received before April 15.

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Easter Sunday Attack accused hacked to death in Mattakkuliya

A 38-year old man who was arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attack and released on bail was brutally hacked to death today (November 28) at Mattakkuliya.

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Sri Lanka’s inflation expected to significantly cool in the coming months – CBSL Governor

Sri Lanka’s inflation is expected to significantly cool in the coming months after peaking near 70% this year, and the nation may gradually relax a currency band as inflows improve, central bank governor Nandalal Weerasinghe said.

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Sri Lanka to introduce Demerit points system for driving licences

Sri Lanka is going to implement a demerit point system for the driving licence from January 2023.

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