Debt Default Danger: Alarmist or Imminent?
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Published in The Morning LK Will the Government of Sri Lanka default on its obligations to service its mountain of debt over the next couple of years, including two bond repayments of a total of $ 1.5 billion due in...
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Real Question Is Not Whether SL Should Go to IMF or Not
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Published in The Island The real question is not whether Sri Lanka should go to the IMF or not. What is important is going to the IMF with confidence after having analysed the fiscal situation, with a convincing plan, Executive...
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Un SDG on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment Unlikely to Be Fulfilled by SL: Study
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Published in the Daily Mirror Sri Lanka is unlikely to realize by 2030 the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on gender equality and women empowerment as lack of monitoring and accountability hinders the ability in moving in that...
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CA Sri Lanka’s CEOs Forum Plays Nexus Role to Bridge Gap between Govt., Biz Community
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Published in the DailyFT State Minister Nivard Cabraal urges private sector to look long-term, not focus only on short-term CB Chief says Govt. policy plan has heavy focus placed on exports, domestic production as well as entrepreneurship and SME activities...
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Sri Lanka Needs Medium and Long Term Plan to Overcome Debt Crisis
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Published in The Sunday Times Although immediate debt repayment payments have been settled, the government will have to implement a medium and long term plan with clear policy derived by analysing all its aspects, a leading economist emphasised. Verite Research...
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Verité Research Hands over New Study on Due Process to Minister of Justice
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Published in the DailyFT Verité Research yesterday handed over a report on Sri Lanka’s due process and preparedness during emergencies to Justice Minister Ali Sabry. The purpose of the report was to study the Judiciary’s response to the challenges of...
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Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa Dynasty Is Not as Secure as It Appears
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Published in The Economist SINCE WINNING the presidency in a landslide nearly two years ago, Gotabaya Rajapaksa has worried not that he has too many relatives in government, but that he has too few. One of the 72-year-old’s elder brothers,...
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Sound Analysis Critical for Economy – Deshal de Mel on Newsline
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Research Director Deshal de Mel appears on Newsline to talk about Sri Lanka being recently reclassified as a low-middle-income country and the necessity of sound analyses to overcome Sri Lanka's recent economic struggles.
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Making Public Data Public: Sri Lanka Misses Its Own Targets While India Races Ahead
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Published in the Daily Mirror In Sri Lanka, the Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) is the primary government agency responsible for collecting and providing access to data that can be used for statistical analysis. The stated vision of the...
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Desperately Searching for Dollars: Importers and Import-Intensive Exporters Badly Hit
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Published in The Sunday Times Importers continued to fret this week with containers–many of them holding inputs for export manufacturing–held up because dollar-strapped Sri Lankan banks were slow in settling payments with the sellers’ banks abroad. “I bring in raw...
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