Exchange Rates on 09-Jan-09 in SLRS
The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks in Colombo.
Currency Buying Rate Selling Rate
U.S. Dollar 113.12 114.75
Sterling Pound 171.34 174.78
Euro 153.96 157.40
Swiss Franc 102.51 105.57
Canadian Dollar 94.81 97.65
Australian Dollar 79.63 82.00
Singapore Dollar 76.18 77.95
Japanese Yen 1.2345 1.2656
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 301.86
Kuwait Dinar 403.86
Oman Rial 295.58
Qatar Riyal 31.25
Saudi Arabia Riyal 30.34
UAE Dirham 30.98
The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPLR) and the Lowest Prime Rate (LPR) during the week ended 2nd January, 2009
by all commercial banks were 18.50 percent and 15.63 percent respectively.
The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of Commercial banks for the month of December, 2008 was 11.63 percent.