Financial System

Financial System Stability


Financial System Stability is one of the main objectives of the Central Bank.

Major Functions

Find how the Central Bank of Sri Lanka supervises and regulates major financial entities in Sri Lanka.

Banking Sector

Read about the banking sector in Sri Lanka, which comprises Licensed Commercial Banks (LCBs) and Licenced Specialised banks (LSBs).

Non Bank Finance and Leasing Sector

Non-Bank Finance and Leasing Sector includes Licensed Finance Companies (LFCs) and Specialised Leasing Companies (SLCs).

Primary Dealers

Find about the role of Department of Supervision of Non-Bank Financial Institutions responsiblity for supervising PDs.

Microfinance Sector

The microfinance sector in Sri Lanka has grown into a diverse range of institutions and products and represent a significant method of financial inclusion, and empowerment for the low income and poor segments of the society. Find here more about microfinance sector.

Money Broking Industry

Read more about Money Broking Industry in this section.

Macroprudential Surveillance

The CBSL recognizes the importance of a more comprehensive macroprudential approach, which goes beyond supervision at the individual firm level to look at broad market and economic factors that could have a material impact on the overall financial stability of the country


Financial Markets

Financial Markets Overview

Read about the financial markets in Sri lanka.

Interbank Call money Market

The inter-bank call money market is an overnight market that mainly assists commercial banks in meeting their immediate liquidity requirements by facilitating lending and borrowing among banks. Read more here.

Domestic Foreign Exchange Market

Find information on domestic foreign exchange market in Sri Lanka

Government Securities Market

Read about the Treasury-Bill Market and Treasury-Bond Market in Sri Lanka.

Corporate Debt Securities Market

Find information on Corporate Debt Securities Market in Sri Lanka.

Equity Market

The operations of the equity market are highly sensitive to the changes in the political and peace environment in the country as in most of other markets.Read more about the equity market here.

Development Finance and Access to Finance

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL), supports policies to enhance Access to Finance thereby achieving balanced growth and financial inclusiveness in the country.


Financial Infrastructure

Payment and Settlement Systems

Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has been the driving force in the development of national payment and settlement systems in the country. Read more in this section about the payment systems in Sri Lanka.

Credit Information

Find how the credit information of borrowers of credit institutions is managed in Sri Lanka.

Laws and Regulations

Read about the laws and regulations related to the financial system in Sri lanka.


Financial Instruments

Financial Instuments Overview

Find about the major financial instruments.


Financial System Stability Review

Read and download the Financial System Stability Review.