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News Sri Lanka » Central: Sri Lanka rupee slips on importer dollar demand

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/sri-lanka-forex/sri-lanka-rupee-slips-on-importer-dollar-demand-idUSL4N1PH3U5?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Sri Lanka raised $470.6 million on Thursday via development bonds, the central bank said, as the government faces unprecedented debt repayment this year. President Maithripala Sirisena’s administration must repay an estimated 1.97 trillion rupees ($12.85 ...

News Sri Lanka » Central: Former Sri Lanka bank chief engaged in insider trading: probe

News channel or source: http://en.rfi.fr/wire/20180118-former-sri-lanka-bank-chief-engaged-insider-trading-probe
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

A former governor of Sri Lanka's central bank has been accused of insider trading by a damning presidential report into a high-profile bond scandal that cost the island millions. The long-awaited inquiry recommended the state recover a $4.4 million loss ...

News Sri Lanka » Central: Sri Lanka: SEP holds first local election meeting in plantation area

News channel or source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/01/19/elec-j19.html
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

The first speaker, Thevarajah, explained that the growing social unrest in Sri Lanka was part of an international radicalisation ... on were using the election to divert attention from the central political issues involved in the growing class struggles ...

News Sri Lanka » Central: Australia-India-Sri Lanka engage in inaugural second track dialogue

News channel or source: http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=178590
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Sri Lanka’s geographically central location in the Indian Ocean at the crossroads of major east-west sea routes in this region makes it a perfect location to engage in such a dialogue. The conference will cover themes such as; Maritime Security in the ...

News Sri Lanka » Central: ROUND-UP: Sri Lanka 10MW tender, Brazil DG funding, Rwanda solar irrigation

News channel or source: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/roundup-sri-lanka-10mw-tender-brazil-dg-funding-rwanda-solar-irrigation
Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

10 January: The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has issued a tender for 10MW of solar PV at Polonnaruwa, in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. This international tender will be on a build, own and operate basis and will be awarded via competitive bidding.

News Sri Lanka » Central: United States Helping Sri Lanka to Counter Human Trafficking

News channel or source: http://www.asiantribune.com/node/91502
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

The U.S. government will award more than 183 million rupees ($1.2 million) to counter trafficking in persons in Sri Lanka over the next three years. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs will award the new project ...

News Sri Lanka » Central: Sri Lanka is on right track, says IMF

News channel or source: http://www.hirunews.lk/business/180922/sri-lanka-on-right-track-says-imf
Publication date: Friday 12 January 2018

Sri Lanka’s budget targets a primary surplus of 1 percent of ... Meanwhile, in a letter to IMF’s Christine Lagarde, Finance Minister and Central Bank Governor have requested the modification of the performance criterion on central government primary ...

News Sri Lanka » Central: Suven gets product patents in China, Sri Lanka

News channel or source: https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/pharma/suven-gets-product-patents-in-china-sri-lanka/62556955
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

The two patents are valid through 2033 and 2032, respectively, the company said in a BSE filing.PTI | January 18, 2018, 19:31 IST Suven Life Sciences has secured a product patent each from China and Sri Lanka corresponding to the new chemical entities ...

News Sri Lanka » Central: Sri Lankan lawmakers exchange blows over corruption claims

News channel or source: http://www.wral.com/sri-lankan-lawmakers-exchange-blows-amid-debate/17246602/
Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan lawmakers exchanged blows in Parliament ... A recent presidential inquiry report said the son-in-law of a former central bank governor benefited from leaked inside information on the bond issue. Opposition lawmakers ...

News Sri Lanka » Central: IFC, Central Bank to create a National Strategy to spur financial inclusion in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2018/01/09/ifc-central-bank-to-create-a-national-strategy-to-spur-financial-inclusion-in-sri-lanka/
Publication date: uesday 09 January 2018

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to develop the country’s first National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS) to promote a more effective and efficient process to improve financial inclusion ...