නිල දත්තවලට අනුව පසුගිය 20 වැනිදා ශ්රී ලංකාව රුපියල් බිලියන 29 ක් මුද්රණය කර ඇති බව economynext වෙබ් අඩවිය පෙන්වා දෙයි.
Sri Lanka has printed 29 billion rupees following a failed Treasury bill auction after the agency ostensibly ‘tightened’ monetary policy by raising its policy rate to 6.0 percent, official data shows.
The central bank’s Treasury bills stock went up to 1,203.44 billion rupees on August 20, the settlement day for a failed bill auction on Wednesday.
On Thursday the central bank raised its policy rate (where money is printed overnight) to 6.0 percent from 5.50 percent.
The money had been printed due to a ceiling on the Treasury bill yield of 5.38 percent, which acts as a de facto policy rate beyond overnight when real buyers are discouraged from buying government securities due to the ceiling rate.