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Press Release
Issued By Date

International Operations Department 2013/03/01

(1) The average rates of the following currencies quoted by commercial banks in Colombo for Telegraphic Transfers (TT) at 9.30 a.m. are as follow. Currency U.S. Dollar Sterling Pound Euro Swiss Franc Canadian Dollar Australian Dollar Singapore Dollar Japanese Yen Buying Rate 125.81 190.36 163.63 133.38 121.42 127.75 101.10 1.3513 Selling Rate 129.07 196.21 169.34 138.71 126.00 132.86 104.77 1.4016

(2) The approximate exchange rates of GULF Currencies based on previous day's market weighted average rate for the US$ are as follow. Country Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia UAE Currency Dinar Dinar Rial Riyal Riyal Dirham Indicative Rate 338.10 450.08 331.08 35.01 33.99 34.70

(3) The Average Weighted Prime Lending Rate ( AWPR) and the Lowest Prime Rate (LPR) during the week ended 22
nd

February 2013 by all commercial banks was 14.35 percent and

11.36 percent respectively.

(4) The Average Weighted Deposit Rate (AWDR) of commercial banks for the month of January, 2013 was 10.38 percent.

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