ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's Treasuries 6-month Treasuries yields fell 10 basis points to 6.40 percent at Tuesday's auction, held a day earlier due to a market holiday on Wednesday, data from the state debt office showed.
The 12-month yield fell one basis point to 6.92 percent.
The debt office sold a total of 30.8 billion rupees of bills, compared to an estimated 30.3 billion rupees of maturing bills, indicating that money may not have been printed to repay bills unlike the last two weeks.
Sri Lanka's central bank engages in 'quantity easing' controlling interest rates deep into the yield curve by purchasing Treasuries at auction, during times of balance of payments trouble like now, busting the currency.
Excess liquidity in money markets rose to 145 billion rupees from 138 billion rupees last week as 10 billion rupees was printed.
The rupee fell to a fresh record low of 143 to the US dollar in the spot US dollar market Tuesday.
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