Sri Lanka rupee, government securities stead in dull trade
ECONOMYNEXT – Yields in Sri Lanka’s Treasury bond and treasury bills remained steady in dull trade on Thursday (22), while a guidance peg for interbank transactions announced by Sri Lanka’s central bank also remained unchanged, dealers said.
A bond maturing on 01.06.2032 closed at 29.40/50 percent on Thursday, steady from Wednesday’s close of 29.45/29.50 percent.
The three months’ treasury bill closed at 30.75/31.00 percent, with a narrowed quote, compared to Wednesday’s close of 30.25/31.25 percent.
Sri Lanka’s central bank’s guidance peg for interbank transactions on Monday was 362.90 rupees against the US dollar unchanged from Friday.
Data showed that commercial banks offered dollars for telegraphic transfers between 369.90 and 370.00 for small transactions.
Banks offered to buy inward remittances at 359.90 -360.00 rupees. (Colombo/Sep 22/2022)