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Message from Central Bank to SL migrant community

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has appealed to the Sri Lankan Migrant Community to continue using formal channels for remittances which would, in turn, help the country’s economy. In a special notice, the bank highlighted that the use of formal channels for remittances will help Sri Lanka continue to carry out international forex transactions. “These transactions will help …

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Special import levy on dates reduced by Rs.199

The special import levy imposed on per kg of dates has been reduced by Rs. 199 with effect from today (28), the Finance Ministry announced. Accordingly, the new levy would be Rs.1.00.  “The tax has been reduced as a relief measure for Muslims during the upcoming Ramadan fasting period,” the Ministry said. The Ministry also refuted the reports which state …

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Notice from CBSL for overseas Sri Lankans on foreign remittance

Future benefits for Sri Lankan expatriates working abroad to be linked to quantum of remittances – Central Bank of Sri Lanka  Remittances by Sri Lankans employed abroad have been an important flow of foreign exchange into the country, with an annual average value of over US dollars 7 billion in the past five years. Considering the importance of this steady …

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Turkey wants closer ties with Sri Lanka

The Turkish foreign minister on Saturday said Turkey wants to develop holistic relations with Asia that has become the center of global economic power. Inaugurating a new office of Sri Lanka’s Antalya Honorary Consulate General in the town of Alanya, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara desires to promote cooperation with Sri Lanka in fields such as economy, culture, and education. Emphasizing …

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Sri Lanka government decides to ban cattle slaughter

The government approved  prohibition of cattle slaughter in order to increase local dairy industry. The decision was announced at the weekly cabinet meeting at the Information Department today. Accordingly, approval of the cabonet was granted on September 28 and permitted to amend the laws and regulations applicable to it and to amend laws passed by the local government institutions in …

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