Inflation ( CCPI)4.0% (Aug 2023)
GDP-3.1% (2Q 2023)
Unemployment4.8% (4Q 2022)
3M T-Bill Rate18.12%
12M T-Bill Rate13.32%
2Y T-Bond Rate14.60%/ 15.00%
4Y T-Bond Rate14.50% / 14.90%
USD/LKR322/323
Reserves $3.60Bn (Aug 2023)
Cum. Trade Deficit $2,623 Mn (July 2023 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 1,243 Bn (June 2023)

CBSL once again offers LKR 180Bn T-Bill auction while foreign investments in GSec. increase

Interest RatesJun 12, 2023
CBSL once again offers LKR 180Bn T-Bill auction while foreign investments in GSec. increase

CBSL has offered LKR 180Bn T-bill at the coming primary auction to raise the funds to settle T-Bill maturity obligations as well as to settle the coupon payments of the T-Bonds. Sri Lanka restricted itself from issuing new bonds and depending on short-term finance as long-term financing is costly for the government.

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