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Sri Lanka rupee ends 196/198 in spot-next, gilts ease

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee close weaker wide around 196.00/198.00 to the US dollar in the spot next market on Wednesday while bond yields eased, dealers said.

Rupee last closed around 196.00/197.00 in the spot-next market on Tuesday against the greenback.

The central bank’s indicative spot rate was 194.7980 on January 19, up from 193.6458 on yesterday.

In bond markets, gilt yields eased but the long-tenor yields were slightly downon active market after a 40 billion rupee auction, dealers said.

A 2-year bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.35/40 per cent on Wednesday, down from 55.40/48 per cent at Tuesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2023 closed at 5.35/45 per cent, down from 5.43/53 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 15.09.2024 closed at 6.15/25 per cent, down from 6.25/30 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed at 6.38/48 per cent, steady from 6.45/50per cent at Tuesday’s end.

A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.58/68 per cent, down from 6.65/75 per cent at the last closing.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed at 7.05/15 per cent, unchanged from the last closing.





A bond maturing on 01.07.2028 closed flat at 7.20/40 per cent.

A 10-year bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at 7.60/70 per cent, unchanged from 7.60/80per
Cent from the last closing. (Colombo/Jan20/2021)

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