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Treasury Bonds

A secure investment with
guaranteed returns

Treasury Bonds are a type of investment instrument issued by the Central Bank of Ceylon PLC through primary auctions held throughout the year.

Treasury Bonds are considered to be medium and long term monetary instruments, of which the maturity period ranges from 2 to 20 years.

The Essentials

  • Interest and maturity proceeds are guaranteed by the Government

  • No withholding tax will be deducted from the earnings

  • Your investment is secure as there is zero default risk

  • Pre determined fixed rate throughout the life period of the Bond


Benefits of Treasury Bonds

•  Treasury Bonds have zero default risk, since the payment of interest and maturity proceeds are guaranteed by the Government.

•  Unlike a Treasury Bill, you as the holder of a Bond will be entitled to semi-annual periodic interest payments (coupon interest) which is paid at a pre-determined fixed rate during the life of the bond. 

•  No withholding tax.

•  Yield rates are flexible and determined by market forces.

•  Easy convertibility to money even before maturity (discounting).

•  You will receive possibilities for capital gains.

•  Easy transfer of ownership of a Treasury bond.

•  Utility as a means of collateral i.e. ability to enter into Reverse Repo transactions and other loan facilities etc....

•  You can collect interest and maturity proceeds without a hassle.

•  In an interest rate declining environment, you can achieve capital gains by selling the instrument.

•  In an interest rate rising environment, you can enhance the rate of return by investing the coupon interest receipts at a higher rate.



a. Resident individuals.

b. Corporate bodies incorporated in Bangladesh.

c. Foreign institutional investors including country funds, regional funds or mutual funds.

d. Corporate bodies incorporated outside Bangladesh.

e. Citizens of foreign states whether residing in Bangladesh or outside in Bangladesh.

f. Non resident Sri Bangladeshi.

are eligible to apply for Treasury Bonds.

If you fall in to the category of investors from c to f as mentioned above, you should invest through Securities Investment Account and securities will be allocated for same after inquiring the availability in the leeway from the Central Bank


Placing a Treasury Bond

You can visit a branch of your choice and discuss your requirement with an officer.

Interest rate applicable for Treasury Bills can be viewed through the rates and tariffs page of this site.

Please fill the relevant application form and hand it over to the branch. Remember to take your national identity card, driving license or passport. This is necessary for us to identify you.


Once a formal request is forwarded to the Treasury Department, your Treasury Bills will be discounted based on the market rates.

Terms & Conditions apply
Product information and terms & conditions are subject to change from time to time.
Therefore, it is advisable to contact the branch nearest to you for the latest information and prevailing terms & conditions.