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Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

7:53pm EDT

COLOMBO More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago. | Video

Sri Lanka central bank leaves rates unchanged, but could ease in future

Apr 08 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's central bank left its key interest rates unchanged on Monday, but said it could cut rates in future to boost an economy struggling in the wake of a political crisis and sluggish private sector credit growth.

UPDATE 2-Sri Lanka central bank leaves rates unchanged, but could ease in future

Apr 08 2019

* Sri Lanka government finances shaky amid higher debts (Adds central bank governor comment)

Sri Lanka central bank seen standing pat but rate cut not ruled out: Reuters poll

Apr 04 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's central bank is expected to leave its key interest rates steady on Monday, a Reuters poll showed, but analysts aren't ruling out an easing as the rupee steadies and policymakers aim to boost economic growth ahead of elections.

Indian-Omani group strikes $3.85 billion deal to build Sri Lanka oil refinery

Mar 19 2019

COLOMBO India's Accord Group and Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas have signed a $3.85 billion deal to build an oil refinery in Sri Lanka, the biggest single pledge of foreign direct investment ever made in the country.

Indian-Omani group strikes $3.85 bln deal to build Sri Lanka oil refinery

Mar 19 2019

COLOMBO, March 19 India's Accord Group and Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas have signed a $3.85 billion deal to build an oil refinery in Sri Lanka, the biggest single pledge of foreign direct investment ever made in the country.

Learning the ropes: Sri Lankan ad for hangmen draws 102 applicants

Mar 07 2019

COLOMBO A Sri Lankan advert for hangmen has attracted more than 100 applicants, including an American, a prison service spokesman said on Wednesday, as the country pushes ahead with a plan to reintroduce the death penalty for drug offences.

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka boosts spending in budget targeting voters

Mar 05 2019

* Sri Lanka to hold polls later in 2019, next year (Adds detail, comment)

Sri Lankan police drop case in discredited assassination plot

Feb 27 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lankan police told a court on Wednesday they would not press charges against an Indian national over an alleged and discredited plot to kill the president due to lack of evidence, bringing a political drama to a low-key finale.

Sri Lanka central bank cuts banks' liquidity ratio to spur loan growth

Feb 22 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's central bank unexpectedly slashed banks' statutory reserve ratio on Friday to spur credit growth as policymakers struggle to boost the island's faltering economy after a political crisis.

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