Sri Lanka’s Central Bank to sell USD200mn development bonds


June 03, 2016 (LBO) – The Central Bank will issue 200 million US dollars development bonds with a tenor of 1 year, 2 years, 3 years and 5 years to local and foreign investors.

The Debt Department said the subscription will be at a floating rate of 6 month LIBOR for USD plus a margin through competitive bidding or at a fixed rate to be determined through competitive bidding.

Minimum investment is 10,000 US dollars with additional investments in multiples of 10,000 US dollars.

The issue will be open for subscription from 7 to 13 June and has a date of settlement of 30 June 2016.

Development bonds are to be issued by the Public Debt Department of Central Bank and exempted from income tax paid in Sri Lanka.

Foreigners, non resident or dual citizen Sri Lankans, NRFC/RFC account holders, authorized dealers in foreign exchange, primary dealers in government securities, BOI specified companies and specified insurance companies are among eligible investors.