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Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Withdraws Proposed additional incentive scheme for remittances and export earnings

Following the decision to float the exchange rate of the Rupee, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) announced the decision to withdraw the proposed scheme for additional incentives for remittances…

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Removes interest rate caps on forex deposits

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has removed the interest rate caps imposed on foreign currency deposit products of licensed commercial banks and the National Savings Bank following its…

Rupee to depreciate by 12% in 2021- First Capital

Sri Lanka’s First Capital Research expects LKR to depreciate approximately by 12 percent during this year. “With the weak foreign currency reserve position, high foreign currency debt repayment and a…

Central Bank Bars Banks from entering into new forward FOREX contracts

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank (CB) yesterday barred banks from entering into new forward foreign exchange contracts for three months with immediate effect to contain excess volatility in the foreign exchange…