Sri Lanka rupee closes weaker, bond yields down

ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 176.60/70 rupees against the US dollar in the spot market on Thursday while bond yields eased, dealers said.

In the secondary bond market, gilt yields ended marginally down after auction results on Thursday.

Twelve month bills closed at 8.85/00.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2021 closed flat at 9.75/85 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.03.2023 closed at 10.18/25 percent, down from the previous closing of 10.20/30 percent.

A bond maturing on 15.03.2024 ended at 10.30/35 percent, easing from 10.35/40 percent.

A bond maturing on 01.08.2026 closed at 10.52/57 percent, down from 10.55/65 percent.

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A bond maturing on 15.01.2027 closed at 10.55/65 percent, down from 10.60/70 percent.

A 10-year bond maturing on 01.05.2029 closed at 10.70/80 percent, steady from previous close. (COLOMBO, 13 June, 2019)