* Rumors circulating about foreign currency accounts are untrue – CB Governor

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –  The Governor of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal today refuted reports that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has instructed banks to forcibly convert dollar accounts in their customers’ foreign accounts into rupees.

“Rumors spread by some mischievous elements that Sri Lankan banks have been ordered by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to forcibly convert balances in their customers’ Forex accounts are totally false,” the Central Bank Governor said in a Twitter post.


Ajith Nivard Cabraal further stated that the Central Bank has not given any such advice to the commercial banks.


However many customers of several banks including Sampath bank, Commercial Bank and HSBC have complained in Twitter that their balances in their Forex accounts have been converted to Sri Lankan rupees without their consent.

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