Exchange Rates on 19-Mar-09
The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks in Colombo.
Currency Buying Rate Selling Rate
U.S. Dollar 113.43 115.06
Sterling Pound 160.52 163.74
EURO 151.75 155.12
Swiss Franc 98.46 101.35
Canadian Dollar 90.14 92.78
Australian Dollar 75.78 78.03
Singapore Dollar 74.39 76.12
Japanese Yen 1.1765 1.2055
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 302.95
Kuwait Dinar 391.08
Oman Rial 296.61
Qatar Riyal 31.36
Saudi Arabia Riyal 30.45
UAE Dirham 31.09
The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPLR) and the Lowest Prime Rate (LPR) during the week ended 13th March, 2009
by all commercial banks were 18.27 per cent and 11.00 per cent respectively.
The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of commercial banks for the month of February, 2009 was 11.55 per cent.