CBSL take action to contain undue depreciation of Lankan rupee
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has stated that in view of the recent increase in volatility of the exchange rate, appropriate action will be taken together with the continuation of the curtailment of non-essential imports to enable the Rupee to appreciate within the next few days towards the levels of below Rs. 185 per US dollar observed in November 2020.
The Central Bank reiterates that official reserves remain at sufficient levels.
At present, gross official reserves are at US $ 5.6 billion. Discussions with the Central Bank’s domestic and foreign counterparts to boost the level of reserves are also reaching an advanced stage of conclusion.
The receipt of these expected inflows, as well as the ongoing improvements in the domestic production economy leading to the expansion of foreign exchange earnings, will facilitate the maintenance of exchange rate stability, while meeting Sri Lanka’s debt obligations on time, in the period ahead as well.