Exchange Rates on 16-Dec-08 in SLRS
The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks in Colombo.
Currency Buying Rate Selling Rate
U.S. Dollar 110.66 112.27
Sterling Pound 169.20 172.38
EURO 151.38 154.58
Swiss Franc 95.48 97.63
Canadian Dollar 89.49 91.53
Australian Dollar 73.68 75.73
Singapore Dollar 75.06 76.65
Japanese Yen 1.2180 1.2498
The approximate exchange rates of GULF Currencies, based on previous day’s market weighted
average rate for the US$ are as follows:
Country Currency Indicative Rate
Bahrain Dinar 295.63
Kuwait Dinar 406.64
Oman Rial 289.43
Qatar Riyal 30.60
Saudi Arabia Riyal 29.70
UAE Dirham 30.34
The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPLR) and the Lowest Prime Rate (LPR) during the week
ended 11th December, 2008 by all commercial banks were 20.62 percent and 18.85 percent respectively.
The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of Commercial banks for the month
of November, 2008 was 11.39 percent.