ECONOMYNEXT – A guidance peg announced by Sri Lanka central bank for interbank transactions weakened by 16 cents to 359.88 against the US dollar on Thursday from the previous day’s 359.72, data showed.

Sri Lanka commercial banks offered dollars for telegraphic transfers at rates between 366.88 and 370.00 for small transactions on Thursday, unchanged from Wednesday.

Dealers said the market is dull after the weekly T-Bond and T-Bill auctions in the last two days.

A bond maturing on 01.06.2025 closed at 24.00/15 percent on Thursday, up from 23.75/24.15 at Wednesday (29) close. (Colombo/ June 30/2022)