Sri Lanka Treasuries yields head higher

Standing left to right – Mr. Dinesh Jebamani (Chief Manager Liability Product Management and New Age Media – Seylan Bank), Mr.Sudesh Peiris (Senior Manager – Digital Banking Channels – Seylan Bank), Ms. S.Senevirathne (Representative of the Revenue Department – Western Province), Mr. Tilan Wijeyesekera (Deputy General Manager – Retail Banking – Seylan Bank) and Mr. Malik Wickremanayaka (Deputy General Manager – Operations – Seylan Bank)

Dec 28, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Treasuries yields edged higher at Wednesday’s auction, data from the state debt office showed. The 3-month Treasury bill yield increased 10 basis points to 8.68 percent while the six-month bills went for 8.71 percent after bid were rejected last week.

The 12-month yield increased 10 basis points to 9.31 percent from last week.

The debt office, which is a unit of the Central Bank, offered 08 billion rupees in bills for sale but only accepted bids for 2.2 billion rupees of bills from the market.

The auction was oversubscribed with bids amounting to 14,044 million rupees being received.