Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) recognises the diversity of its audience, in terms of information needs and geographical location, and that some have disabilities or technical constraints which hinder their use of the Internet. The following information is provided to help you take full advantage of the information services available on this website.

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Viewing Microsoft Excel (XLS) Files

All Excel spreadsheets on this website can be downloaded free of charge. To view Excel spreadsheet files, you will need Microsoft Excel, or a similar spreadsheet software application installed on your device.

Viewing Portable Document Format (PDF) Files

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How do I make sure that I am viewing the latest data?

Try clicking the Refresh or Reload button on your browser. When accessing the website, it is possible that the website version that you have loaded is not the current one. The browser might load the pages already stored on your web browser’s cache or on your proxy server. If the latest data still isn't visible, delete the cache memory from your browser. The browser will no longer access any pre-existing files and is thus forced to load the current version. This procedure is generally of no assistance if a proxy server has been 'setup' by your organization or the Internet Service Provider (ISP). If that is the case, contact your ISP or your Information Technology (IT) department/system administrator and request assistance.

How to find information on this website

You may find information on this website using the below methods.

  1. Use websites navigation menu, website footer and side bars
  2. Search for information using a search engine such as Google. This will list the CBSL website’s pages related to your search.
  3. Search for information using a website’s search facility. This will list the pages related to your search.