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Sri Lanka bond yields steady in mid-day trade

CBSL’s guidance peg for interbank US dollar transactions remained unchanged at 361.92 rupees against the USD

February 16, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka shares jump in mid day trade

"The market always wanted macro cues to stimulate investment due to economic stability," an analyst said. 

February 16, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka shares close lower on weak macroeconomic sentiments

"Panic selling pressures have come in and investors are seen to be moving to more fundamentally backed shares."

February 15, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka sells Rs70bn in T-bill auction

Bill yields fall across maturities at auction

February 15, 2023 1 min read
Sri Lanka rupee opens at 323.50/324.10 to the US dollar, bond yields stable

Sri Lanka rupee opens at 323.50/324.10 to the US dollar, bond yields stable

Sri Lanka’s stocks end on a positive note on Tuesday, buoyed by S&P rating

The market picked up slightly today on the news that we've been upgraded by S&P.

Sri Lanka Treasuries undersold, yields rock-steady for third week

Sri Lanka's Treasuries yields were rock steady across maturities, for the third week in a row with offered volumes under...

April 28, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee trades around 194.00 to greenback, bonds steady

Sri Lanka's rupee saw trades in the spot market around 194.00 to the US dollar in intra-day trades Monday, down from 192...

April 27, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Union Bank drops bond dealership

Sri Lanka's Union Bank of Colombo has been given the go ahead to cease being a primary dealer for government bonds, the...

April 25, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee gains on interventions, excess liquidity rises

Sri Lanka's rupee closed around 192.20/193.00 to the US dollar on interventions in the spot market Friday while more mon...

April 25, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee closes stronger in one week forwards amid moral suasion

Sri Lanka's rupee closed around 195.50/196.00 to the US dollar in the one week forward market Thursday with gaining from...

April 24, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee at 196.50 to greenback in one week forwards amid excess liquidity

Sri Lanka's rupee saw sporadic trading in forward markets against the US dollar with one weeks trading around 196.60/198...

April 23, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka Treasury auction yields flat, bills undersold

Sri Lanka's Treasury bill yields were flat at Wednesday's auction with 22.1 billion rupees of bills sold after offering ...

April 22, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka's Sierra Cables downgraded to 'BB(lka)' on Coronavirus, on negative watch

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Sri Lanka's Sierra Cables, a power cables maker by one notch to 'BB(lka)' from 'BB+(lka) an...

April 22, 2020 9 min read

Sri Lanka rupee sees erratic trade, one week at 198.0, spot strengthens towards close

Sri Lanka's rupee traded as weak as 198.00 to the US dollar in one week forward but the spot traded from around 194.00 t...

April 22, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange closed for curfew as tea auctions go live

Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange said it will not open on April 22 as earlier announced after curfews in Colombo was e...

April 21, 2020 1 min read
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Latest Last
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
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
Latest Last
Indian Rupee 3.6453 3.5932
Korea Won 0.2342 0.2292
Oman Rial 780.3569 769.4973
Saudi Riyal 80.1114 78.9849
UAE Dirham 81.7952 80.6569
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
pts %
S&P SL20 2,573.80 1.00%
CSE All Share 9,073.41 0.65%
Turnover Rs million 1,591,766,524.95 1,029,335,694.32
Source: CSE
Latest Last
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
Source: Central Bank/Indicative
today yesterday
Overnight Money 13.93 14.00
Gilt Repo 13.50 14.00
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Source: Central Bank/Indicative

Sri Lanka's Colombo stock exchange to open trading on April 22

Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange said trading which had been stopped during a Coronavirus curfew would resume on April...

April 20, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka tea plantations to pay salaries of workers in April

Sri Lanka's tea farms will be able to pay salaries to workers in April since tea is being plucked and prices have also r...

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 18, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee stronger against greenback in one week market

Sri Lanka's rupee was quoted stronger against the US dollar in one week forwards, and there were no spot market deal whi...

April 17, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee at 194.60/195.10 to green back in one week forwards

Sri Lanka's rupee closed around 194.60/195/10 in the one week forward market as the island sought a facility from the In...

April 16, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka starts second e-auction for tea in Colombo

Sri Lanka's Colombo Tea Auction is staring another e-auction on Thursday combining volumes of two auctions together amid...

Mahadiya Hamza
April 16, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee gains to 190.50/191.50 to greenback amid LOLC hopes, bond flat

Sri Lanka's rupee gained to 190.50/191.50 levels to the US dollar in the spot market after opening weaker in the one mon...

April 15, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka's LOLC gets US$422mn for first tranche of Cambodia unit

Sri Lanka-based LOLC group said, a holding company in Singapore had had received 422 million dollars from the sale of th...

April 13, 2020 3 min read

Sri Lanka re-starts rubber auction from April 09, after Coronavirus curfew gap

Sri Lanka has re-started rubber auctions on April 09, under rules specified by health authorities, where latex crepe was...

April 10, 2020 1 min read

Sri Lanka rupee in one day gain to 195 to the US dollar, spot trades

Sri Lanka's rupee ended around 194.50/195.50 to the US dollar in the one week forward market Thursday with volatile trad...

April 10, 2020 2 min read

Sri Lanka rupee makes dizzy gains in intra-day trade towards 190 to dollar

Sri Lanka rupee made steep gains in intra-day trade Thursday amid selling by a state name that usually acts for the mone...

April 9, 2020 2 min read