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Sri Lanka's bill for new monetary law analyzed by W A Wijewardena

The book contains a series of lectures made by the author, over the years.

May 6, 2023 22 min read

Sri Lanka asks ADB to re-classify country to access cheaper funds after default

ADF only countries get access to the most concessional funds.

May 5, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka Fitch confirms Sunshine Holdings at ‘A(lka)’

Fitch Ratings said it has confirmed the National Long-Term Rating of Sri Lankan Sunshine Holdings at ‘AA+(lka)’

May 4, 2023 6 min read

Sri Lanka to announce debt restructuring strategy in May: state minister

“It is clear that we’re moving forward with a plan to lower the debt and tax burdens,” he said.

May 4, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka invites interest to sell Canwill Holdings

Has a building in Colombo and leased land in Hambantota

SriLanka government to disburse August Aswesuma payments this week after July drag

The new program replaced the politically-motivated Samurdhi scheme

Sri Lanka national inflation 5.5-pct in Sept 2021, food up 25-pct over two years

12-month inflation unchanged at 5.5 percent

October 22, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka imports top three year high by Aug 2021 amid money printing

The surge in imports came despite import controls

October 19, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka CB appoints new monetary policy consultative committee

Representatives from several sectors

October 19, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka cryptocurrency users should take own risk: CB officials

El Salvador has made Bitcoin legal tender amid controversy

October 18, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka prints Rs19bn despite lifting Treasuries price controls

Both reported outright bill stock and window borrowings up

October 18, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka sells more bonds by post-auction window, 15-pct unsold

To maintain external stability bond auctions has to succeed

October 18, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka CB expects falling remittance to reverse trend from October

Parallel exchange rates still operate

October 16, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka will deal with policy measures if GSP+ reversed: CB chief

Therefore we have assured all the stakeholders that we would be able to deal with that situation

October 15, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka CB sees inflation rising in the near term, but rules out double digits

We expect some near term inflationary pressure due to global price movement and surge in global commodity prices

October 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka CB sees private sector credit growth at 14-pct by end 2021

We have seen a substantial increase in the private sector credit

October 15, 2021 2 min read
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US Dollar 305.1018 305.3339
UK Pound 386.9523 387.2371
Euro 330.8712 332.1141
Aus Dollar 201.0018 201.4980
Yen 2.0266 2.0278
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3-m bill 21.72 21.79
6-m bill 19.55 20.31
12-m bill 17.72 19.28
5-yr bond 21.00 22.53
8-yr bond 19.42 20.55
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Sri Lanka CB to propose dollarized car imports amid money printing

We now see a bubble in vehicle prices

October 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka says IMF growth projection for 2021 too low

When it comes to the local forecast, I think our research department has a greater understanding

October 14, 2021 5 min read

Sri Lanka keeps overnight policy rates unchanged, market rates move up

Market rates move up after last hike

October 14, 2021 8 min read

Sri Lanka rupee non-credible peg at 203 to dollar drives dollar rationing, rates rise

Banks trying to supply dollars to non-foods

October 13, 2021 5 min read

Sri Lanka 2021 GDP growth downgraded to 3.6-pct by IMF, global growth lowered

Vaccine divide creates large disparities

October 12, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka bond auction yields rise around 100bp across maturities

80 billion rupees out of 100 billion rupee auction sold

October 12, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka budget on November 12, vote on December 10

The appropriation bill details a total of 2,505 billion rupees in spending

October 12, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka private, state credit surge in August, CB credit up 187-pct

Central bank credit to government grew 187 percent in the 12-months to August

October 12, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka CPC seeks fuel price hike amid Powell Bubble, currency fall

We will inform the cabinet that we cannot bear this loss anymore

October 12, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka says only quotes no volumes for sovereign bond buy-back

Not even 5 per cent of the outstanding January 2022 ISB maturity was available for sale

October 11, 2021 2 min read