COLOMBO, Sept 14 The Sri Lankan rupee ended 0.2
percent weaker on Wednesday as importer dollar demand surpassed
exporter sales of the U.S. currency, dealers said.
The spot rupee ended at 145.70/85 per dollar,
against Tuesday's close of 145.38/43. One-week forwards
were at 145.90/146.05, compared with the previous day's close of
The spot rupee is usually managed by the central bank and
market participants use the forward market levels for guidance
on the currency.
"Rupee is under pressure on importer demand and some other
outflows," a currency dealer said, asking not to be named.
Dealers said seasonal importer demand would pick up from
The central bank has largely not intervened to defend the
rupee ever since a dual-tenure sovereign bond issue raised $1.5
billion in July.
(Reporting by Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez; Editing by Vyas