Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Infobox Central bank
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headquarters = Colombo
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established = 1950
president = N.A.L. Cabraal
leader_title = Governor
bank_of = flagcountry|Sri Lanka
currency = Sri Lankan Rupee
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website = http://www.cbsl.gov.lk
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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 Central Bank is responsible for the conduct of monetary policy in Sri Lanka and also has wide supervisory powers over the financial system.

The governors

* John Exter (1950-1953)
* N.U. Jayawardena (1953-1954)
* A.G. Ranasinha (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)

ee also

* Sri Lankan rupee

External links

* [http://www.cbsl.gov.lk/ Central Bank of Sri Lanka] (official website)

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