SL rupee hits 161 against US Dollar

18 June 2018 01:24 pm - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The value of Sri Lankan rupee dropped to a new low of 161 against the US Dollar on Monday. Earlier, it was recorded as 160 against the US Dollar.


  Comments - 30

  • Huna Monday, 18 June 2018 01:57 PM

    Getting close to become another Zimbabwe

    Dennis Reeves Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:48 PM

    Now itself almost like Etheophea.

    Prof. Felix Basanayake Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:49 PM

    Yahapalanaya cheated the poor masses, that is all.

    Jude Sarawanamuthu Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:51 PM

    With the on going war, MR did not allow this to happen. Shame of My3 and RW.

    Saman Monday, 18 June 2018 02:05 PM

    We are counting on for the next election to show our gratitude to this government.

    Premalal Monday, 18 June 2018 02:50 PM

    We havery no alternative because we changed the previous corrupt government .The only choice is to make a clean break and chose a brand new set and hope for the best.

    raj Monday, 18 June 2018 02:57 PM

    How can the economy grow when people are always on the street protesting rather than in the office working.

    L.P. Mendis Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:52 PM

    There is some weight and sense on Raj's comment.

    Pachaya Monday, 18 June 2018 02:16 PM

    Ministers are running like headless chickens and no one has any control over anything. It's pity. Isn't it?

    Graham Monday, 18 June 2018 02:19 PM

    Hats off to yahapalana

    Premalal Monday, 18 June 2018 06:52 PM

    It looks like the head has also come off with the hat

    Arnold Monday, 18 June 2018 02:19 PM

    Politicians don't care two hoots as they are busy holding on to their chairs and positions. Exporters and exports will be hard hit. If the rupee drops by 2% the buyers demand price reduction of 4% these days. And all the raw material for garments and all the packing material for tea has to be imported. So pathetic.

    OBSERVER Monday, 18 June 2018 02:20 PM


    wickremasinghe Monday, 18 June 2018 04:41 PM

    Mr.De Silva must be thinking of the people who chang money these days. Thanks to this kind of economic CHAMPIONS Sri Lanka is almost closer to Zimbabwe. What ever said and done MR.was running a better show.

    Premalal Monday, 18 June 2018 06:54 PM

    Why should Harsha De Silva care when he can spend other people's money.

    Citizen x Monday, 18 June 2018 02:27 PM

    Let’s Hail the Yahapalanaya for this great achievement..I think this is the worse government ever in the history of our country. Way to go PM we want more....

    WISE DONKEY Monday, 18 June 2018 02:38 PM


    Chari Monday, 18 June 2018 02:51 PM

    Is this an International Conspiracy yet again. Revamp the Central Bank with a new Head.

    Sarath Monday, 18 June 2018 05:43 PM


    Waco Monday, 18 June 2018 02:55 PM

    Roll your hands in front of the camera and fabricate lies to hoodwink the Sri Lankans. Resign, Resign, Resign. You both are not just capable of ruling the country.It has been proved without any doubt.

    Rasheed Monday, 18 June 2018 03:03 PM

    Keep blaming the earlier Government for the payment of interest.

    Ian Monday, 18 June 2018 04:35 PM

    I thought the politicians are there to govern the country. But it looks the Sri Lankan politicians are there to save their a$$es ONLY.

    Ash Monday, 18 June 2018 04:49 PM

    High time for Sajith to takeover or else SL is doomed.

    sach Monday, 18 June 2018 04:50 PM

    We need elections soon, before this government screws the country more

    Jayamini Perera Monday, 18 June 2018 05:29 PM

    Sri Lanka,"The GOD forsaken land".

    rama Monday, 18 June 2018 07:19 PM

    kohomada ranilge mole

    Gayan Monday, 18 June 2018 07:44 PM

    As per Prof Harsha this means economy is developing.

    ruwan Monday, 18 June 2018 11:55 PM

    All politicians, Sportspeople, businessmen and underworld figures have their money in US dollars. So they don't care whether rupee depreciates or not.

    sss Tuesday, 19 June 2018 01:16 AM

    as a solution please send more rural poor women for slave labor broad to help high rupee salary earning professionls who contrinute nothing to the economy

    logical Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:45 AM

    Peg the rupee to US dollar.

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