Exchange Rates 24/12/2012
The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks
in Colombo for Telegraphic Transfers (TT) at 9.30 a.m. are as follow.
Currency Buying Rate Selling Rate
U.S. Dollar 117.91 120.57
Sterling Pound 185.06 190.49
Euro 156.77 162.03
Swiss Franc 129.77 134.79
Canadian Dollar 117.43 121.71
Australian Dollar 125.70 130.55
Singapore Dollar 93.51 96.78
Japanese Yen 1.4632 1.5167
The approximate exchange rates of GULF Currencies based on previous
day’s market weighted average rate for the US$ are as follow.
Country Currency Indicative Rate
Bahrain Dinar 316.03
Kuwait Dinar 429.23
Oman Rial 309.46
Qatar Riyal 32.72
Saudi Arabia Riyal 31.77
UAE Dirham 32.44
The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPR) and the Lowest Prime
Rate (LPR) during the week ended 17th February 2012 by all commercial
banks was 11.78 percent and 7.50 percent respectively.
The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of commercial banks for the
month of January 2012 was 7.35 percent.