September 17, 2018 / 6:39 AM / in a month

Sri Lanka rupee hits fresh low of 164.80 per dollar - market sources

COLOMBO, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan rupee fell 0.7 percent and touched a fresh low of 164.80 per dollar on Monday, due to higher dollar demand from importers amid reluctant greenback sales by the exporters, market sources said.

The local currency hit a fresh low for the fourth straight session. It closed at 163.60/70 per dollar on Friday.

The rupee is down 1.5 percent this month and 6.8 percent so far this year. (Reporting by Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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