Sri Lanka's second Coronavirus patient had died on Monday, the state information office said, while the total confirmed patients rose to 122.
Sri Lanka's central bank said it relaxing loan loss provisions, capital enhancement deadlines and would also allow banks to draw down their capital conservation buffers amid the economic shock from Coronavirus and curfews.
No decision regarding the imposition of curfew, the selection of localities to implement curfew or the declaration of isolated areas in the fight against COVID-19 should be taken at the regional level, Sri Lanka's president's office said.
Sri Lanka's budget deficit for the month of February 2020 was almost in surplus with a 24 billion rupee central bank profit transfer which came as a liquidity injection, official data shows shortly before the rupee came under severe pressure.
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