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Sri lanka News – Sri Lanka Treasury Bills rates went up and T- bonds rates steady in active trade on Wednesday after bill auction while Central Bank’s guidance peg for interbank transactions remained unchanged, dealers said.

Three months’ bill was closed at 31.00/32.00 percent, up from 29.00/30 percent on Tuesday.

“The rates went up after the bill auction on August 24,” dealers said.

At the bill auction only 56.7 billion rupees of Treasury bills were sold, with most of the money taken from 3-month bills.

The investors may be taking precautionary measures until some clarity is given about the local debt restructuring, dealers said.

A bond maturing on 01. 06. 2025 closed at 28.00/10 percent on Wednesday, steady from 28.00/28.25 percent on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka’s central bank announced a guidance peg for interbank transactions remain at  361.00 rupees against the US dollar on Wednesday from 360.95 rupees.

Data showed that commercial banks offered dollars for telegraphic transfers between 368.00 and 370.00 for small transactions.  (Colombo/ Aug 24/2022)

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