Sri Lanka falls within to the less indebted category in when external debt is measured against exports of goods and non-factor services (122.6 percent compared to a threshold of 165 percent).
Sri Lanka's external debt service payments was 10.7 percent of exports of goods and non-factor service against a threshold of 18 percent, and external interest payments was 3.7 percent against a threshold of 12 percent.
The present value of external debt was 40 percent of gross national income against a threshold of 48 percent.
The present value of external debt to exports of goods and non-factor services was 130 percent, against a threshold of 132 percent.
But Sri Lanka fell in the moderately indebted category when external debt was measured against gross national income, which was 37 percent, higher than a threshold of 30 percent.
There have been concerns over Sri Lanka's rising commercial foreign debt, as well as sovereign guarantees.