Inflation ( CCPI)1.7% (June 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.55%
12M T-Bill Rate10.07%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.55%/ 10.65%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.80% / 11.85%
USD/LKR303/304
Reserves $5.6Bn (June 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $2,180 Mn (May 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 361Bn (April 2024)

Cryptocurrency trading surged in Sri Lanka, first four months of 2021

Exchange RateMay 17, 2021
Cryptocurrency trading surged in Sri Lanka, first four months of 2021
The cryptocurrency trading volume in 2021 has more than tripled compared to 2020 in Sri Lanka (Handagama,2021). The trading volumes have increased across the emerging market as per Stagg, director of communications at Paxful, which is a P2P bitcoin trading platform. But CBSL has issued multiple warnings concerning the use of cryptocurrencies within Sri Lanka.

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