Wednesday, 3 July 2013 00:01
At the end of April 2013, the total outstanding external debt of the Government was $ 20.0 billion (Rs. 2.542 trillion).
Total debt service payment from January to April 2013 amounted to $ 479.8 million (Rs. 71,828.1 million). Of this, $ 256.6 million (Rs. 43,574.7 million) was for principal payments and the balance $ 223.2 million (Rs. 28,253.4 million) was for the interest payments. The total estimated debt service payments for 2013 are $ 1,263.5 million (Rs. 63,972.4 million), of which 38% has already been paid by 30 April 2013, according to the Finance Ministry.