Exchange Rates on 15-Jan-09 in SLRS
The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks in Colombo.
Currency Buying Rate Selling Rate
U.S. Dollar 113.13 114.76
Sterling Pound 164.67 167.99
Euro 148.38 151.70
Swiss Franc 100.63 103.62
Canadian Dollar 90.07 92.73
Australian Dollar 73.99 76.23
Singapore Dollar 75.37 77.14
Japanese Yen 1.2656 1.2977
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 302.09
Kuwait Dinar 398.16
Oman Rial 295.81
Qatar Riyal 31.28
Saudi Arabia Riyal 30.36
UAE Dirham 31.00
The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPLR) and the Lowest Prime Rate (LPR) during the week ended
9th January, 2009 by all commercial banks were 18.41 percent and 15.21 percent respectively.
The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of Commercial banks for the
month of December, 2008 was 11.63 percent.