Sri Lanka foreign reserves up USD125mn in August: Central Bank

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 11:14


Sri Lanka’s official reserves rose 124.7 million US dollars to 6.6 billion dollars in August, up from 6.5 billion dollars end of July.

Foreign currency reserves were 5.6 billion US dollars, and reserves in Gold were 0.94 billion US dollars.

Central Bank has purchased 190.8 million dollars of foreign exchange from commercial banks at market rates in August while selling 57.6 million dollars in the month.

In July, the Central Bank purchased 204.6 million dollars from commercial banks and sold 53.9 million dollars.