Reality Check

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

Treasury Bond yields touched 8.06 percent at this weeks auction for paper maturing in 316 days.
The yield is slightly above one-year treasury bill notes which slipped to 7.71 percent at Wednesdays auction.rn

rnThe Central Bank said it accepted bids for Rs. 1.5 bn though receiving offers for Rs. 3,160 mn.rn

rnThursdays short-term issue carries a 11.50 percent coupon.rn

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