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  1. What is a Treasury Bill / Treasury Bond?
    • Treasury Bills (T-bills):
      • Issued under the Local Treasury Bill Ordinance No. 8 of 1923 (as amended).
      • Available maturities of investments are for 91 days, 182 days and 364 days.
      • Issued at a discount and total proceeds including interest (face value) are paid at the maturity.
      • Yield rates are determined by the market.
      • Tradable instrument in the secondary market.
      • Issued in scriptless form.
    • Treasury Bonds (T-bonds):
      • Issued under the Registered Stock and Securities Ordinance No. 7 of 1937 (as amended). Maturities are available between 2-30 years.
      • It carries half yearly coupon payments and the principal is repaid at maturity.
      • Yield rates are determined by the market.
      • Tradable instrument in the secondary market.
      • Issued in scriptless form.
    • Repurchase (Repo ) / Reverse Repo facilities:
      • Repurchase - you can invest your money for any short-term period in Repos according to your investment requirement and earn interest
      • Reverse Repo. - By using your T-bills and T-bonds as collateral, you can get a loan for a short period at a low interest rate.
  2. What are the Benefits of Government Securities ?
    • It is an absolutely default risk free investment, since it is issued by the sovereign government. Hence, they are called gilt-edged securities.
    • You can get a higher rate of interest since the yield rates are determined in the market.
    • Since these bonds are tradable in the secondary market, you can obtain instant liquidity by selling them in the market.
    • All receipts of interest and maturity proceeds are fully repatriable.
    • You could also have a joint investment with some other person or persons. Hence, it is a very good way to share your investments with loved persons.
    • You are not subject to further taxation, since a withholding tax of 10 percent of interest is charged at source.
    • No stamp duty is payable on these bonds.
    • You can get the best service from the CBSL which maintains your investment in its state of the art, fully automated Central Depository System (CDS).
    • CDS will issue following statements to investors:
      • A monthly statement confirming the transactions that have taken place during the month.
      • Statement confirming the outstanding balance held by each investor semi annually.
      • A statement indicating the maturity proceeds and/or interest payment whenever such payments fall due.
  3. Eligible Investors to purchase Government Securities
    • Sri Lankans who have made their permanent residence overseas (Non-residents).
    • Citizens of Sri Lanka with dual citizenship in Sri Lanka and another country.
    • Sri Lankan professionals living in Sri Lanka or abroad who earn income in foreign currency.
    • Citizens of Sri Lanka who have taken up overseas employment or set-up businesses.
    • Banks acting in the fiduciary capacity on behalf of above categories.
2019-08-13     T Bill
3 Months  -  Buy 7.70%  Sell 7.90%  
6 Months  -  Buy 7.75%  Sell 8.00%  
12 Months  -  Buy 8.10%  Sell 8.25%  
2019-08-13     T Bill
3 Months  -  Buy 7.70%  Sell 7.90%  
6 Months  -  Buy 7.75%  Sell 8.00%  
12 Months  -  Buy 8.10%  Sell 8.25%