Inflation ( CCPI)0.9% (May 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.39%
12M T-Bill Rate9.90%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.10%/ 10.20%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.10% / 11.25%
USD/LKR304/305
Reserves $5.4Bn (May 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $1,229 Mn (March 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 2,320 Bn (Dec 2023)

CBSL reduces the Statutory Reserve Ratio (SRR) by 2% injecting LKR 200Bn to market

Interest RatesAug 9, 2023
CBSL reduces the Statutory Reserve Ratio (SRR) by 2% injecting LKR 200Bn to market

SRR ratio has been reduced by 200 basis points, from 4.00% to 2.00%, with effect from the reserve maintenance period commencing 16 August 2023. This reduction in the SRR is expected to release around LKR 200 Bn of liquidity to the domestic money market, which would enable a further downward adjustment in the market lending rates. - CBSL in a Statement

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