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		Exchange Rates on February 17, 2012

(1) The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks in
 Colombo for Telegraphic Transfers (TT) at 9.30 am are as follows:

Currency	                        		Buying Rate	Selling Rate

US Dollar				117.56		120.54
Sterling Pound			185.23		191.18
Euro				153.50		159.09
Swiss Franc			126.94		132.20
Canadian Dollar			117.25		121.86
Australian Dollar			125.80		131.01
Singapore Dollar			92.62		96.13
Japanese Yen			1.4780		1.5362

(2) 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		316.64
Kuwait				Dinar		429.65
Oman				Rial		310.05
Qatar				Riyal		32.78
Saudi Arabia			Riyal		31.83
UAE				Dirham		32.50

(3) The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPR) and the Lowest Prime Rate
 (LPR) during the week ended 09th February, 2012 by all commercial banks was 11.72
 percent and 7.50 percent respectively.

(4) The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of commercial banks for the month
 of January, 2012 was 7.35 percent.

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