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    Federal Reserve’s USD 1bn Repo facility available to Sri Lanka

    Federal Reserve’s USD 1bn Repo facility available to Sri Lanka

    The Federal Reserve in the United States has opened a temporary repurchase agreement facility for foreign central banks including Sri Lanka to support the smooth functioning of financial markets. According…

    Central Bank approved Rs.53Bn for 20,240 COVID-19 affected businesses

    Central Bank approved Rs.53Bn for 20,240 COVID-19 affected businesses

    The Central Bank, in consultation with the Government of Sri Lanka, has introduced the Saubagya Covid-19 Renaissance Loan Scheme to provide working capital loans at 4 percent interest rates to…

    Sri Lanka tea average up in June 2020

    Sri Lanka tea average up in June 2020

    Sri Lanka’s national tea average for the month of June 2020 totalled Rs. 612.67 vis-à-vis Rs. 697.57 of May 2020, which was the highest ever recorded for a month, showing…

    Dutch cull virus-infected mink on 20 farms

    Dutch cull virus-infected mink on 20 farms

    THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch authorities Monday culled thousands of mink on two more farms infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 20, health authorities said. The outbreaks were reported…

    Sri Lanka gross official reserves at USD 6.7Bn by end June

    Sri Lanka gross official reserves at USD 6.7Bn by end June

    Sri Lanka’s gross official reserves stood at US dollars 6.7 billion by the end of June 2020, sufficient to cover 4.2 months of imports, the Central Bank today revealed. Reflecting…

    President declares 2021 – 2030 the Decade of Skills Development

    President declares 2021 – 2030 the Decade of Skills Development

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared 2021-2030 as the Decade of Skills Development in Sri Lanka. The move is expected to herald a transformational phase of educational reform and skills development…

    Sri Lanka eliminates measles and rubella, ahead of 2023 target: WHO

    Sri Lanka eliminates measles and rubella, ahead of 2023 target: WHO

    Sri Lanka and the Maldives were today(08.07.2020) verified for having eliminated rubella, making them the first two countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve measles and rubella elimination ahead…

    Outgoing Navy Commander calls on President

    Outgoing Navy Commander calls on President

    The outgoing Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Piyal de Silva called on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat today morning (14). On January 01, 2019 Admiral…

    SL economy awaits strong rebound in 2H-CBSL

    SL economy awaits strong rebound in 2H-CBSL

    Based on incoming data, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) expects that the Sri Lankan economy will strongly rebound in the second half of the year, Central Bank Governor…

    Foreign Minister outlines Sri Lanka’s digital responses to COVID -19

    Foreign Minister outlines Sri Lanka’s digital responses to COVID -19

    The leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the effective use of technology in a whole – of – government approach has enabled Sri Lanka to control the COVID-19 and a…

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