Indicative Exchange Rates - 2024-03-02 08:49:45am

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Exchange Rates Buying Rate Selling Rate Buying Rate Selling Rate Buying Rate Selling Rate
US Dollars 303.2769 313.8461 304.0401 312.2847 305.2611 312.2847
Japanese Yen 1.9609 2.1082 2.0082 2.0925 2.0236 2.0925
British Pound Sterling 374.1116 397.5816 382.1736 395.8005 383.9011 395.8005
Euro 321.2928 341.4039 326.6996 339.3677 327.6827 339.3677
Australian Dollar 191.7359 207.0243 194.9824 204.7921 196.7532 204.7921
Thai Baht 7.6648 8.7745 0.0000 8.6885 8.5164 8.6885
Singapore Dollar 220.3734 235.4768 226.7216 233.3764 226.7216 233.3764
Swedish Krona 26.5873 30.4336 29.3135 30.3577 29.3135 30.3577
Saudi Riyal 73.9835 84.0413 0.0000 83.2173 81.5695 83.2173
Qatari Rial 64.7809 86.4336 0.0000 85.5862 83.8914 85.5862
Omani Rial 729.6039 818.6812 0.0000 810.6550 794.6024 810.6550
New Zealand Dollar 170.0793 192.7184 185.0700 191.6628 185.0700 191.6628
Norwegian Krone 26.9276 29.7708 28.6464 29.6965 28.6464 29.6965
Malaysian Ringgit 59.5268 66.4096 0.0000 65.7585 64.4564 65.7585
Kuwaiti Dinar 899.3115 1023.8269 0.0000 1013.7894 993.7144 1013.7894
Jordanian Dinar 389.7365 444.4789 0.0000 440.1213 431.4060 440.1213
Indian Rupee 3.0865 3.7787 0.0000 3.7787 3.6363 3.7787
Hong Kong Dollar 36.5651 40.1439 0.0000 40.0438 38.8991 40.0438
Danish Krone 0.0000 45.7278 0.0000 45.6137 43.9567 45.6137
Chinese Yuan 39.1443 44.2091 42.0630 43.7799 42.0630 43.7799
Swiss Franc 329.2428 354.8602 341.1059 353.9753 343.8567 353.9753
Canadian Dollar 213.5357 231.8103 222.0458 231.2322 223.9493 231.2322
Bahraini Dinar 751.8120 836.0434 0.0000 827.8469 811.4539 827.8469
Dirham 80.2234 87.1584 0.0000 84.9710 83.2884 84.9710
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Mr. A M P M B Atapattu

Mr. A M P M B Atapattu currently serves as a Secretary to the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Food Security and he has over 28 years of work experience in Banking, Finance and Business Administration.

He graduated from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura with a BSc in Management (Public Administration) Second Class Upper Division Degree. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Development from Flinders University, Australia, and has completed two postgraduate diplomas: Economic Development from the University of Colombo and Development Economy from the Institute of Development Economies, Japan. His research topic for his Master’s Degree in International Development awarded by Flinders University in 2004 was “Rationalisation for Industrial Development in Sri Lanka”. In addition, holds a Licentiate Certificate from the ICASL, Sri Lanka.

Before assuming the current position he worked as a Senior Additional Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka and was assigned the duties of economic reforms in the section of Stabilisation Recovery and Growth of the economy. As the Director General, (Planning) of the Ministry of Education he was in charge of preparing the Capital Budget of the Ministry and monitoring the development projects of the Ministry. Further, as a Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, he was in charge of donor funding projects, implementation of trade and tariff policies of the Government, and monitoring of the national budget. Also, he has initiated the ‘Enterprise Sri Lanka Subsidiary Loan & Development Programme’ as a national budget proposal of the Government.

Mr. Atapattu has also functioned as Director General of the Department of Development. In that capacity, he has initiated warehouse receipts financing system for grain farmers and fertiliser cash subsidy scheme for farmers. Further, he has implemented Refinance Loan Schemes called “Small and Medium Enterprise Regional Development Project” (SMERDP) funded by the Asian Development Bank, “Small and Medium Enterprise Development Facility Project” (SMEDeF) funded by the World Bank, and “Small and Medium Enterprises Line of Credit (SMELoC) funded by the Asian Development Bank. In addition, he has executed the SME Development Programme funded by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) as well as the “Rooftop Solar Power Generation Line of Credit Project” (RSPGLoC) funded by the Asian Development Bank.

Mr Atapattu has also performed his duties as the Treasury Representative on the Board of Investments, People’s Bank, Sri Lankan Airline Limited, Sri Lanka Tea Board, National Lotteries Board, Sri Lanka Savings Bank, Lankaputhra Development Bank, Cooperative Wholesale Establishments, University of Vocational Technology and the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka.


Mr. Sujeewa Rajapakse

Mr Sujeewa Rajapakse is a Managing Partner of BDO Partners, a firm of Chartered Accountants. A Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (FCMA) and a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mr Rajapakse holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura. During his professional career that spanned nearly four decades, he held the honorary positions of President, Vice President and Council Member (elect) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), Former Chairman of Auditing Standards Committee of CA Sri Lanka, President of Practicing Accountants Forum of Sri Lanka, Treasurer of Sri Lanka Cricket, Treasurer for Cricket World Cup 2011, Board Member and Technical Advisor to South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), Technical Advisor to Confederation of Asia Pacific Accountants (CAPA). Currently he is serving as the Board Member at Haycarb PLC, Dipped Products PLC, Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Ltd. and Lanka Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. Also, he is a Council Member of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

He was the Chairman of People’s Leasing & Finance PLC. He has served in the directorates of National Development Bank PLC, NDB Capital Holdings Ltd. – Bangladesh, The Finance Company PLC (appointed by the CBSL under the restructuring programme) Unidil Packaging Ltd. & Unidil Packaging and Solutions Ltd., and Deputy Chairman of Softlogic Life Insurance PLC.

His expertise includes all accounting and auditing standards and practices, Government regulations related to financial disciplines and ethics, human resource management and overall management practices and principles in both private and public sectors.

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Mr. Dushan Soza

Dushan Soza is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse background in the BPO industry, banking sector, and community service. He served as the Managing Director of WNS Global Services Sri Lanka for 15 years, successfully building the business from scratch to over Rs 1 billion in revenue, serving marquee global customers. As a founding member of SLASSCOM, he played a vital role in shaping the IT/BPO industry in Sri Lanka.

Dushan has also served on the board of Softlogic Finance, chairing the IT and Risk committees. Currently, he runs BPMOne, a company specializing in transformation and process reengineering. His key skills in banking include core banking, workflows, FinTechs, and digital technologies. He has also made contributions in consumer affairs, serving on the Consumer Affairs Board.

Additionally, Dushan holds board positions in Phoenix Pvt Ltd and PrintCare Digital, and he advises the Port City Economic Commission. He is a dedicated member of the Rotary community, serving as the District Governor for Sri Lanka and Maldives and as a member of the Strategic Committee at Rotary International.


Mr. Udeni Samararatne

Udeni. K. Samarararatne is an experienced senior finance professional with a career spanning over 35 years. He has worked in senior finance positions in quoted companies such as Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. which is one of Sri Lanka’s largest companies where he worked as the Chief Financial Officer. He has also worked at leading local companies such as Lanka Ashok Leyland PLC., Kelani Tyres PLC. , ACME PLC., Richard Pieris PLC. and multinational companies such as Noritake of Japan one of the world’s largest porcelain ware manufacturers, Ferrero of Luxembourg one of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers, CEAT of India which is in a joint venture agreement for producing tyres with Kelani Tyres PLC of Sri Lanka.

He is qualified in ACCA U.K and CIMA U.K. He also holds an MBA from the Swiss Business School in Zurich Switzerland, a Higher Diploma in International Relations from the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies and a Diploma in Professional Diplomacy and World Affairs from the Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute. He also holds a Master’s qualification from the Colombo University in Financial Economics.


Mr. Dushmantha Thotawatte

Mr Dushmantha Thotawatte was appointed to the Board of Directors with effect from 8 July 2022. Mr Thotawatte is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka with a Bachelor of Commerce (Special Degree) from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura & a Master in Financial Economics from the University of Colombo. He is an accomplished leader who has extensive experience in the field of Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Strategic Management, and Public Relations. He counts over 40 years of experience and possesses a successful track of holding positions such as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Internal Auditor in many state-owned enterprises and private organisations.