Exchange Rates on 14.05.2009
The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks in Colombo.
Currency Buying Rate Selling Rate
U.S. Dollar 116.90 118.94
Sterling Pound 176.30 180.40
Euro 157.94 161.97
Swiss Franc 104.60 108.06
Canadian Dollar 98.81 102.09
Australian Dollar 87.43 90.27
Singapore Dollar 79.41 81.52
Japanese Yen 1.2195 1.2539
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 311.99
Kuwait Dinar 406.48
Oman Rial 305.87
Qatar Riyal 32.33
Saudi Arabia Riyal 31.37
UAE Dirham 32.03
The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPLR) and the Lowest Prime Rate (LPR) during the week ended 7th May, 2009
by all commercial banks were 18.14 percent and 13.84 percent respectively.
The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of commercial banks for the month of April, 2009 was 11.52 percent.