ECONOMYNEXT – Yields in Sri Lanka Treasury bills fell in active trade while T-bond rates remained steady on Tuesday as the market and investors awaited for clarity on the 2023 budget presented on the previous day, dealers said.
The three-month T-bill rates closed at 32.30/33.00 percent on Tuesday, down from the previous close of 32.75/33.25 percent.
A bond maturing on 01.07.2025 closed at 32.75/33.00 percent on Tuesday, steady from 32.75/33.25 percent from the previous close.
A bond maturing on 01.07.2032 closed at 30.30/75 percent on Tuesday, hardly changed from Monday’s close of 30.30/30.90 percent.
The Central Bank’s guidance peg for interbank transactions remained unchanged at 363.50 rupees against the US dollar.
Commercial banks offered dollars for telegraphic transfers between 372.00 and 372.10 for small transactions, data showed.
Buying rates are between 362.00 – 362.10 rupees. (Colombo/Nov 15/2022)