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Sri lanka News – Sri Lanka’s Treasury bonds edged down while T-bill rates closed steady on Friday (18) on active trade and the Central Bank guidance peg on rupee also remained unchanged, dealers said.

State Minister of Finance, Shehan Semasinghe on November 17 said that no decision has been made
regarding local debt restructuring so far while dealers said speculations are on the rise that the local bonds would also be restructured and the worst is expected.

A bond maturing on 15.01.2028 ended at 32.00/25 percent on Friday, down from Thursday’s close of 32.40/65 percent, while 01.07.2025 maturity bond closed at 32.00/30 percent, sliding from the previous close of 32.25/30 percent.

The three-month T-bills closed at 32.75/33.00 percent on Friday, steady from the previous close of
32.75/33.05 percent.

The Central Bank’s guidance peg for interbank transactions remained unchanged at 363.50 rupees
against the US dollar.

The kerb market rate was at 371.50 – 373.00 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 18/2022)

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