Under these measures, the CBSL urges all commercial banks and the National Savings Bank to stop facilitating importation of specified vehicles and non-essential for three months.
The CBSL also suspends the purchasing of Sri Lanka International Sovereign Bonds.
In addition, Authorised Dealers of foreign exchange will only be allowed to issue foreign currency notes as travel allowance up to a maximum of USD 5,000 (or its equivalent in other foreign currency).
"The Central Bank will continue to monitor market developments and take further measures as required, while ensuring adequate liquidity in the market in order to facilitate smooth operations and sustain market confidence amidst the COVID-19 outbreak," the media release adds.
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