Inflation ( CCPI)0.9% (March 2024)
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Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.90%
12M T-Bill Rate10.21%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.85%/ 11.00%
4Y T-Bond Rate12.10% / 12.20%
USD/LKR298/299
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Cum. Trade Deficit $860 Mn (Feb 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 2,020 Bn (Nov 2023)

Number of PCR tests and cases are falling due to containing of the COVID spread in country Dr. Sugath Dharmarathne

COVID19Jun 15, 2021
Number of PCR tests and cases are falling due to containing of the COVID spread in country Dr. Sugath Dharmarathne
During the mid of May country performed over 25,000 PCR tests per day and as per the data release from HPB and it has fallen to below 19,000. Average COVID19 cases per day peaked at the end of first week of June to over 3,000 and it has fallen to 2,500 by now. Positive case % has also fallen from 15% to 13.5%. DG Dr. Sugath Dharmarathne says the demand for PCR tests has fallen due to the low number of cases are found in the country.

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