The UNHCR has been providing free air tickets, reintegration allowance of (Sri Lankan Rupee
) Rs10,000 per adult or Rs 5,000 per non-adult, Rs 2,500 and Rs 5,000 and non-food allowance of Rs 10,000 to the families of the Sri Lankan refugees.
Healthcare Margins to Shrink: Fitch believes the second round of government price caps on 23 essential drugs and two medical devices in September 2018 and the depreciating Sri Lankan rupee
will reduce Sunshine's healthcare-sector profitability.
Earlier in the session, the Sri Lankan rupee
dropped 0.6 percent and hit an all-time low of 166.95 per dollar, pulled down by importer demand for scarce US currency, market sources said.
Moreover, the Pakistani rupee has already fallen to 122 against the dollar from 108-110 levels, while the Sri Lankan rupee
has tested 162 from 135-138 levels against the US dollar," Ahamed said.
However, Indonesia's rupiah fell to its weakest level since the 1998 Asian financial crisis, the Indian and Sri Lankan Rupee
dropped to all-time lows, and a whole range of other emerging market currencies continue to lose ground this year forcing their central banks to take action.
FPCCI regional chairman Irfan Yusuf said that during 2016, the central bank kept the rupee stable artificially compared to 1.2 percent and 0.4 percent depreciation of Indian and Sri Lankan rupee
, respectively, against US dollar.
In this case, the Sri Lankan rupee
could overshoot the LKR155.00/USD mark.
The Sri Lankan rupee
was steady after the central bank kept its rate steady.
The depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee
will likely provide some level of support for the island-nation's trade position over the coming quarters.
And I'd bet my last Sri Lankan rupee
(about half of 1p) that Ed Miliband would be on that flight if he was PM.
Both, the month and cumulative averages, show a greater decrease in USD terms compared to the corresponding period of 2018 due to the devaluation of the Sri Lankan rupee