Sri Lanka rupee closes weaker at 197.50/198.50 one-week forwards

ECONOMYNEXT –Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker around 197.50/198.50 levels to the US dollar in the one-week forward market on Tuesday, while bond yields flat, dealers said.

The rupee last closed in one-week forward market at 196.50/197.00 levels on Monday.

In the secondary market bond yields remained unchanged in dull market trade, dealers said.

Sri Lanka’s debt office is offering 38 billion rupees bills in a weekly bills auction to be held on February 17. The 38 billion rupees bills will be split into 5 billion rupees maturing in 3-months, 8-billion rupees maturing in 6-months and 25-billion rupees maturing in 12-months.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed flat at 5.60/75 per cent on Tuesday from Monday’s close.

A bond maturing on 01.10.2023 closed flat at 6.00/10 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 closed unchanged at 6.67/77 per cent from the previous day’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 remained unchanged at 6.90/7.10 per cent on Monday.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed flat at 7.30/50 per cent on Tuesday.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 Closed at 8.00/20 per cent on Tuesday, flat from 8.00/20 per cent at Monday’s end. (Colombo/Feb16/2021)

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