Sri Lanka’s rupee ends weaker at around 194.00/196.00 levels in spot

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s rupee closed weaker at around 194.00/196.00 levels in the spot market on Tuesday, while bond yields were flat, dealers said.

The rupee closed around 193.50/194.25 to the US dollar on Monday.

The central bank’s indicative spot rate was 192.5656 on February 02, down from 190.9824 on February 01, while the buying rate for Telegraphic transfers was 188.6300 and the selling rate 193.1700 on Monday morning.

In bond markets, yields remained unchanged in the dull market.

In the weekly bills auction held today, Sri Lanka’s debt office offered 40 billion rupees split in to 8 billion rupees maturing in 3-months, 4 billion rupees maturing in 60-days and 28 billion rupees maturing in 12-months.

Sri Lanka only sold 22.7 billion rupees.

A bond maturing on 15.12.2022 closed at 5.40/43 per cent on Tuesday, slightly down from 5.41/45 per cent at Monday’s close.

A bond maturing on 01.10.2023 closed flat at 5.75/85 per cent.

A bond maturing on 01.12.2024 closed at 6.35/39 per cent on Tuesday, steady from 6.35/38 per cent a day earlier.

A bond maturing on 01.05.2025 closed flat at 6.50/60 per cent from the last close.

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A bond maturing on 01.02.2026 closed at 6.65/75 per cent on Tuesday, down 6.70/75 per cent at Monday’s end.

A bond maturing on 15.08.2027 closed flat at 7.12/22 per cent on Tuesday from the previous day’s close.

A bond maturing on 15.05.2030 closed at flat 7.55/75 per cent on Tuesday, from Monday’s end. (Colombo/Feb02/2021)

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