Sri Lanka services exports up 17.3-pct to USS1,228mn to July


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  • May 7, 2007
    ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s services exports are estimated to have grown 17.3 percent from a year ago to 1,228.17 million US dollars in the seven months to July 2023, the island’s Export Development Board said.

    Up to July goods exports grew 2.18 percent to 1,027.2 million US dollars the EDB said. Sri Lanka total goods and services exports fell 6.95 percent to 8,126.51 million US dollars up to July 2023 from 8,733.6 million dollars a year ago, according to data released by EDB.

    ICT exports are estimated to have risen 17.78 percent to 793.8 million US dollar in the first seven months of 2023 from a year ago.

    Construction grew 130.21 percent and financial services by 37.7 percent from January to July, the EDB said without giving specific numbers.

    The services exports estimated by EDB consists of ICT/BPM, construction, financial services and transport and logistics.

    In the month of July, ICT exports have grown 45.5 percent to 132.25 million US dollars.

    Transport and logistics services in July have grown 26.45 percent.



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  • Mar 17, 2015

    Sri Lanka returns another $100m to Bangladesh

    Sri Lanka yesterday paid back another $100 million of the $200 million it took from Bangladesh in a currency swap agreement two years ago, a top official of Bangladesh Bank said today.

    With the latest instalment, the Island nation paid back a total of $150 million, according to Md Mezbaul Haque, the central bank's spokesman.

    The repayment comes more than a year and a half after the original agreed date. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh entered in the currency swap agreements in August 2021.

    Sri Lanka repaid $50 million as the first instalment on August 17, the Daily Star reported.

    "We are hopeful that the rest of the amount will be cleared by September," said Haque.

    When the currency swap deal was agreed, Sri Lanka was supposed to repay the amount within three months.

    Bangladesh lent the money to Sri Lanka in three instalments in 2021 -- the first tranche of $50 million was sent on August 19, the second instalment of $100 million 11 days later and another $50 million in September -- the first loan given by Bangladesh to any country.
    (DM, Sept. 1).


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  • Oct 7, 2007
    මගෙ සුදු රත්තරං යාලුවේ ඔයා ඉන්ධන ගැන අප්ඩේට් එක දාන්නෙ නැද්ද?