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Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Headquarters Colombo
Established 1950
Governor N.A.L. Cabraal
Central Bank of  Sri Lanka
Currency Sri Lankan Rupee
ISO 4217 Code Rs
Website Central Bank of Sri Lanka

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is the monetary authority of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1950, two years after independence. The founder governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka was John Exter, while the minister of finance at the time was J.R. Jayawardena. Under the name Central Bank of Ceylon it replaced the Currency Board that until then had been responsible for issuing the country's money.

The Bank is responsible for the conduct of monetary policy in Sri Lanka and also has wide supervisory powers over the financial system.

Its credibility was called into question in 2007, due to allegations of political interference and institutional decay.[1]


The governors

  • John Exter (1950-1953)
  • N.U. Jayawardena (1953-1954)
  • Sir Arthur Ranasinghe (1954-1959)
  • D.W. Rajapatirana (1959-1967)
  • W. Tennekoon (1967-1971)
  • H.E. Tennekoon (1971-1979)
  • W. Rasaputram (1979-1988)
  • H.N.S. Karunatilake (1988-1992)
  • H.B. Dissanayaka (1992-1995)
  • A.S. Jayawardana (1995-2004)
  • S. Mendis (2004-2005)
  • N.A.L. Cabraal (2006 to date)

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