The rate quoted for importers by local private banks yesterday (17) was Rs. 211while foreign banks retained an exchange rate of Rs. 215.
Accordingly, the selling rate of US dollars at several banks yesterday (17) were as follows:
Bank of Ceylon - Rs. 203.00
People’s Bank - Rs. 202.99 (no dollars available)
Sampath Bank - Rs. 211.00
Commercial Bank of Ceylon - Rs. 211.00
National Development Bank- Rs. 211.00
Hatton National Bank - Rs. 211.00
Seylan Bank - Rs. 212.00
DFCC Bank - Rs. 211.50
State Ministry of Money and Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms - Ajith Nivaard Cabraal speaking to media stated that the Central Bank should immediately look into this matter.