Parliament informed of Lanka’s debt status



State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe disclosed to Parliament yesterday (07) the government’s domestic and external debt figures.He said the domestic debt stood at Rs. 17,051 billion as of December 31, 2023, and it had increased to Rs. 17,252 billion by 31 March, 2024.He said external debts amounted to USD 37 billion, including outstanding external debt installments amounting to USD 5.5 billion since April 2022.