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LKR depreciates to the highest point in history

10 March 2022 04:09 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lankan Rupee depreciated to the highest point in history today reaching Rs. 249 against the US Dollar.

According to the exchange rate data released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) today, the US Dollar buying rate was recorded at Rs. 249.96, and the indicative rate was Rs. 229.33 against the US Dollar.

The Central Bank yesterday confirmed to bankers yesterday that the Sri Lankan Rupee is floating.


  Comments - 8

  • Lan Thursday, 10 March 2022 04:54 PM

    who is responsible to this? Are they public or politicians or civil servants who advise governments. No doubt all of us are responsible to this pathetic situation. Public voted for some people who do not know how economies of the countries are working. so, they have a role in this downfall. Politicians too should be blamed. they have failed to seek advise of experts on economy for their arrogance. So, they should take some responsibility. More importantly, our economic experts and academics in our universities must take a lion share of responsibilities. They know well how this situation has been deteriorating but they failed to alert our politicians on time how to come out of this crisis. So, we all should blame them too for their lackadaisical behaviours and attitudes.

    Sujeewa Thursday, 10 March 2022 07:48 PM

    Lan, Thanks for your analysis, but please go the root of the problem. As the Finance Minister, Dr N M Perera's time, WE THE PEOPLE, sacrificed the temporary satisfaction of IMPORTED non-essentials and produced

    C Fernando Thursday, 10 March 2022 07:50 PM

    The government should resign. It has been one failure after another. In no other country would people be so tolerant. The Opposition is pathetic too. A few ineffective noises in parliament and that’s it.

    warren Thursday, 10 March 2022 08:02 PM

    Api thama hodatama karay!

    Gayan Thursday, 10 March 2022 08:12 PM

    Was there ever a time when the rupee appreciated??

    Terrence Friday, 11 March 2022 08:25 AM

    No forward thinking at the beginning of crisis when the Sri Lankan rupee could have been devalued against dollar resulting in an inflow of dollars

    Sambo Friday, 11 March 2022 08:43 AM

    Where is Bandula the economist. What does he have to say about the dollar now.

    sam Friday, 11 March 2022 01:09 PM

    We are only half way towards the actual.

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