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Sri Lanka’s FIU imposes financial penalties on DFCC Bank and Union Bank for non-compliance with AML/CFT rules

Sri Lanka’s regulator for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) imposed financial penalties on Union Bank of Colombo PLC and DFCC Bank PLC…

Central Bank of Sri Lanka eyes to attract Singaporean Fintech players to its Fintech Sandbox

Sri Lanka – Singapore Business Council (SLSBC) headed by leading venture capitalist Prajeeth Balasubramaniam is facilitating cooperation between Sri Lankan and Singaporean authorities to support the Central Bank of Sri Lanka…

Central Bank of Sri Lanka holds policy rates at their current levels despite inflationary concerns

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) decided to hold key policy rates at their current levels despite concerns over rising inflation rates and possible inflationary pressures over the medium…

Sri Lanka extends forex restrictions on capital flight by six months

The government has extended suspensions/restrictions on capital forex outflows (outward remittances) by six months with effect from the 2nd of July this year to preserve the country’s shrinking FX reserves.…

Sri Lanka expects $250 million to its dwindling FX Reserves from Bangladesh in Crucial July

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is expecting a $250 million boost from its dwindling foreign exchnage reservers from the Bangladesh Bank in July. “Inflows expected to the Central Bank…

Bangladesh Offers $500M Lifeline to Sri Lanka ahead of $1B Dollar Bond Maturity

In a first for Bangladesh, the country has extended a lifeline of sorts to the beleaguered Sri Lankan economy, offering to top up the island nation’s depleting foreign reserves by…

Sri Lanka to Secure $200m currency swap facility from Bangladesh to maintain FX Reserve

The Bangladesh Bank board on Sunday approved in principle a draft $200-million currency swap deal with Sri Lanka, which is struggling to maintain a moderate foreign exchange reserve. The currency…

CBSL to Launch a New Mechanism to Monitor Foreign Exchange Operations through Banking Sector in 2022

The Central bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is in the process of operationalizing an International Transactions Reporting System (ITRS) that will monitor both cross-border and foreign currency transactions in the…

Sri Lankan Consumers Shifts to dining from home at a Uber Speed in 2020 – CAL Research

In line with the global shift in course towards dining from home, the Sri Lankan private consumption expenditure on dining out in restaurants and hotels experienced a steep decline whilst…

Sri Lanka’s Banking Sector’s MSME Lending Portfolio Among Weakest in Asia-Pacific

Despite much hype, Sri Lanka’s banking sector’s to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) lending portofolio is one of the poorest in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of loan disbursements…