Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) will have to repay one of the lowest Treasury T Bill maturities due to the market this coming Friday (23), a total sum of a maximum of a mere Rs 26,856 million only.
A figure lower than this last took place a month ago when CBSL on behalf of GoSL had to repay Rs 7,618 million to the market on 19 August 2022. However, maturing T Bills held by CBSL and which also will have to be repaid on the due dates 19 August and 23 September 2022 respectively are unknown as CBSL doesn’t make such information privy.
The known tenure splits of those maturities which will have to be repaid to the market by the coming Friday are 91-day tenures Rs 19,883 million; 182-days Rs 503 million and 364-days Rs 230 million respectively. Another Rs 35 million worth of T Bill maturities of unknown tenure/s will also have to be repaid to the market by 23 September.
Meanwhile, Rs 1,210 million T Bills, in a mix comprising 91, 182 and 364-day tenures also have to be repaid to the market, where the splits of the 91, 182 and 364-day maturities repayable, have not been segmentalised by CBSL. But the 91 day maturity’s albeit of unknown quantity, repayment date falls on the coming Friday. For convenience, it’s presumed that the repayments of all the Rs 1,210 million maturities are also due by 23 September.
By Paneetha Ameresekere