Exchange Rates on 31st July 09
The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks in Colombo.
Currency Buying Rate Selling Rate
U.S. Dollar 114.08 115.81
Sterling Pound 187.95 191.85
EURO 160.49 164.19
Swiss Franc 104.36 107.58
Canadian Dollar 104.73 108.02
Australian Dollar 93.74 96.51
Singapore Dollar 78.84 80.77
Japanese Yen 1.1919 1.2226
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 304.78
Kuwait Dinar 399.58
Oman Rial 298.76
Qatar Riyal 31.55
Saudi Arabia Riyal 30.64
UAE Dirham 31.28
The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPLR) and the Lowest Prime Rate (LPR) during the week ended July 24, 2009
by all commercial banks were 14.98 percent and 11.43 percent respectively.
The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of commercial banks for the month of June, 2009 was 11.12 percent.