Sri Lanka official reserves improve to USD 7.6 billion by end March

Apr 05, 2019 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s gross official reserves were 7,621.9 million US dollars by the end of March, up from 6,035.16 million US dollars in February this year, latest Central Bank data showed.

By the end of March, foreign currency reserves were 6,728.6 million dollars while the reserve position in the IMF was 66.4 million dollars.

SDRs were 0.4 million, reserves in Gold were 825.4 million and other reserve assets were 1.1 million US dollars.

During the year up to 05 April 2019, the Sri Lanka rupee has appreciated against the US dollar by 4.6 percent.