During Minister Mangala Samaraweera's tenure as the minister of finance, the Sri Lankan rupee
has depreciated by 19.11% or by approximately 30 rupees.
One of the key concerns of the depreciation of Sri Lankan Rupee
is imported inflation as many essential goods including fuel, cereal and large number of food items are imported into the country.
Earlier this year, the main opposition United National Party also demanded the devaluation of the Sri Lankan Rupee
to "increase exports and boost the economy".
This news which appeared in the 'Business & Economy' page of a leading daily said the 'Sri Lankan rupee
fell to a record low of 143.25 per dollar!'
The Sri Lankan rupee
appreciated against the US dollar by 2.4 percent so far during the year, although some depreciation pressure was experienced recently.
By local assembly and manufacturing operations, Mahindra Ideal Lanka is expected to save significantly in taxes, pricing the KUV100 close to 3.2 million Sri Lankan rupees
Police Spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekara said the drunk drivers would be fined 25,000 Sri Lankan rupees
(about 142.94 US dollars) and police officers who arrest the drunk drivers will also be rewarded.
The projects are part of the nearly 970 million Sri Lankan rupees
($5.5 million) in assistance that the U.S.