CBSL to issue Rs 75,000M T Bills to repay Rs 56,857M maturities

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The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) will be issuing Rs 75,000 million worth of Treasury (T) Bills to the market on Wednesday (7) to repay Rs 56,857 million worth T Bill maturities due to it by Friday (9), CBSL’s data of last Friday (2) showed.

 However, repayments due to CBSL, due to such maturities held by it, are unknown as CBSL doesn’t make privy such information. CBSL is the steward of GoSL debt.  The splits of Wednesday’s T Bill auction are Rs 30,000 million 91-day maturities, Rs 25,000 million 182-day maturities and Rs 20,000 million 364-day maturities.

The splits of T Bill maturities due for repayment to the market by Friday are 91-day maturities Rs 55,642 million, 182-day maturities Rs 300 million and 364-day maturities Rs 915 million.  Settlement of Wednesday’s Rs 75,000 million T Bill auction is also on Friday.

By Paneetha Ameresekere