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Arjun Aloysius’ W.M. Mendis & Co Ltd obtained Rs.7B-worth loans from two State Banks by mortgaging the same property

The Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) recently observed that W.M. Mendis & Co Ltd has obtained loans by mortgaging the same property in Bank of Ceylon (BOC) and People’s Bank.…

DIMO acquires Germany-based EgeSun GmbH’s local subsidiary, Tropical Health Food for Rs.450.08 million

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DMO) acquired a 94.45% stake in Germany-based EgeSun GmbH’s subsidiary, Tropical Health Food (THF) Pvt Limited for Rs.450.08 million yesterday. The owner of EgeSun, Orhan…

USAID Partners with Keells Supermarket to promote competitiveness in Sri Lanka’s MSMEs

The U.S. and Keells are partnering to strengthen small businesses in Sri Lanka through an agreement to connect Keells suppliers with private business advisory service providers. “The small businesses that…

Sri Lanka increases fuel prices to address economic crisis

(Reuters) – Sri Lanka increased fuel prices on Tuesday, a long-flagged move to mend public finances and combat its debilitating economic crisis, but the hikes are bound to add to…

Ceylon Chamber meets Sri Lanka’s Political Leaders to discuss economic and political crises

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce officials met with the leaders of several key political parties during the last 4 days to discuss the serious economic and political challenges faced by…

JPMorgan backs Sri Lanka bonds on bets that crippling crisis to ease

(Reuters) – U.S. investment bank JPMorgan backed Sri Lanka’s crisis-hit government bonds on Wednesday, saying recent political changes in the country should gradually improve its strains and help its talks…

A Sri Lankan Household Spends Nearly a Quarter of Average Monthly Expenditure on One Full Tank of Petrol

Following the latest fuel price increase, a full tank (45 Liters) of Petrol (Octane 92) now accounts for almost 1/4th of average monthly household expenditure in Sri Lanka as measured…

CBSL lanches the Sri Lanka Green Finance Taxonomy to enable low-cost funding for green initiatives

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) recently launched the Sri Lanka Green Finance Taxonomy with an objective to enable the country’s financial market participants to raise low-cost funding for…

Sri Lanka protesters call for new government a day after clashes kill eight

(Reuters) – Protesters and a key trade group in Sri Lanka called for a new government to take control of the crisis-hit country on Tuesday while the president asked for…

UN Secretary-General calls for dialogue to solve Sri Lanka crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants Sri Lankans to find a solution through dialogue to the crisis in their country, whose Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned amid violent clashes spurred by…