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Sri Lanka GDP growth to grow 6-pct in 2021: Central Bank

Sri Lanka's gross domestic product is projected to grow 6.0 percent in 2021 recovering from a 3.9 percent slump in 2020, Central Bank's Director of Economic Research Chandranath Amarasekera said.


Sri Lanka China RMB swap may come in weeks, India in the works: Central Bank

A 10 billion yuan swap (about 1.5 billion US dollars) with the People's Bank of China could be concluded as early as two weeks while a billion dollar swap with the Reserve Bank of India is also awaiting approvals, Central Bank officials said.


Government’s decision to award the Adani group the ECT terminal is positive

By explaining his decision in a straightforward manner, and carrying it out, President Rajapaksa has shown leadership in its constructive sense


Sri Lanka rupee steady at 194.50/196.00 to dollar in spot next

Sri Lanka’s rupee was quoted around 194.50/196.00 in the spot-next market on Tuesday while bond yields eased, dealers said.


Sri Lanka to start directed lending for SMEs after talking to lenders: Central Bank

Sri Lanka will start a directed lending program to 'priority sectors' in the small and medium industry sector after consulting with the banking community, the central bank said.


Sri Lanka central bank keeps policy loose amid negative forward fx premiums

Sri Lanka's central bank said it was holding its policy corridor at the current 4.5 to 5.5 percent amid negative forward premiums in forex markets and a steady drain on forex reserves.


Latest Last
US Dollar 185.10/20 184.75/90
UK Pound 240.2712 238.3652
Euro 216.9096 216.3723
Aus Dollar 131.6872 132.0678
Yen 1.7545 1.7490
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
LATEST LAST
Indian Rupee 2.4684 2.4524
Korea Won 0.1556 0.1546
Oman Rial 478.1068 476.1298
Saudi Riyal 49.0797 48.8794
UAE Dirham 50.1146 49.9041
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
PTS %
S&P SL20 +0.75 16.28
CSE All Share +0.79 39.82
Turnover Rs million. 1,727
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
LATEST LAST
3-m bill 4.58 4.58
6-m bill 4.68 4.69
12-m bill 4.84 4.85
5-yr bond 6.38 6.38
8-yr bond 6.99 7.02
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
TODAY YESTERDAY
Overnight Money 4.52 4.52
Gilt Repo 4.55 4.55
I-m SLIBOR 6.05 6.06
Source: Central Bank/Indicative

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