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		Exchange Rates on 21st August ‘09 

(1) The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks in Colombo:

Currency		Buying Rate	Selling Rate

U.S. Dollar		114.00		115.69
Sterling Pound	187.47		191.29
Euro		161.88		165.55
Swiss Franc	106.48		109.74
Canadian Dollar	103.90		107.10
Australian Dollar	93.77		96.51
Singapore Dollar	78.77		80.68
Japanese Yen	1.2085		1.2393

(2) 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		304.53
Kuwait		Dinar		399.58
Oman		Rial		298.19
Qatar		Riyal		31.52
Saudi Arabia	Riyal		30.62
UAE		Dirham		31.26

(3) The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate (AWPLR) and the Lowest Prime Rate (LPR) during the week ended Aug 14, 2009 
by all commercial banks were 14.18 percent and 10.66 percent respectively.

(4) The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of commercial banks for the month of July, 2009 was 10.98 percent.		
		

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