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Sri Lanka finalizes air bubble pact with India to resume air travel

India has finalized a bilateral air bubble arrangement with Sri Lanka for the operation of special international passenger flights between the two countries, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Saturday.…

Policy Rates to Hold Steady As Indicators Make Headway – First Capital Research

The Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is widely expected to hold policy rates steady in the upcoming Policy Review meeting, according to First Capital Research…

BreadTalk To Close Down All Outlets in Sri Lanka Until Further Notice

The Board of Directors of FoodBuzz (Private) Limited, the sole custodian of franchise rights for BreadTalk in Sri Lanka decided to temporarily suspend its business operations. The parent of FoodBuzz…

Sri Lanka’s discussions for emergency financial support with IMF failed due to disagreements over policy requirements

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) couldn’t proceed with disbursing emergency financial support for Sri Lanka as the discussions failed due to disagreements over policy requirements on debt sustainability to address…

DFCC Bank’s impairment charge nearly doubles in 2020

DFCC Bank’s impairment charge nearly doubled to Rs Rs 3.3 billion at the end of 2020 when compared to the previous, the Bank announced. TheBank’s total impairment charge increased by…

Sri Lanka CB says controlling foreign debt will ‘no doubt’ require some austerity

(Reuters) : Sri Lanka’s central bank governor said on Wednesday lowering the country’s reliance on foreign debt will require some austerity, as Colombo attempts to shore up confidence in its…

IFS growth outperforms market in 2020 with 26% increase in software revenue

IFS, the global enterprise applications company has seen a 26% Year-on-Year increase in software revenue, according to its financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2020. 2020 saw widespread…

Nutrition crisis looms with over 39 billion in-school meals missed since start of pandemic – UNICEF and WFP

Over 39 billion in-school meals have been missed globally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to school closures, according to a new report released today by the UNICEF…

EU Urges Sri Lanka to Notify Imposed Import Restrictions Measures to WTO

The Europan Union (EU) has urged Sri Lanka to notify import restrictions measures imposed since April 2020 to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), while stressing the need for a level…

Billionaires thriving as poor suffer in widening COVID-19 divide – Oxfam

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Billionaires including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Tesla founder Elon Musk have seen their wealth soar during the COVID-19 pandemic while the world’s poor face years of…