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Foreign debt vulnerability and indebtedness to China
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Taken from The SundayTimes The country’s external financial vulnerability is the most serious economic concern. Although the country is able to meet its massive debt repayment obligations of over US$ 5 billion this year, by further borrowing that would enhance...
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Better pay, security could help reduce Sri Lanka’s Labour shortage
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Taken From economynext Image Courtesy - pixbay Offering better pay, security of employment and flexible working hours could help resolve labour shortages facing several industries in Sri Lanka, a new study has said. The top three challenges faced by employers...
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Sri Lanka urged to develop own narrative of China’s BRI
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Taken From DailyMirror Business Image Courtesy - DailyMirror Sri Lanka needs to develop its own narrative of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which is neither over-shadowed by reports from Western media nor reports circulated from China, while holding the...
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Verité Research releases comprehensive report on Sri Lanka’s youth unemployment
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Taken From - DailyMirror Image Courtesy - gettyimages Verité Research, with support with the USAID funded Youlead programme, released a thought-provoking report and recommendation in their Youth Labour Market Assessment 2018. The study has revealed several interesting insights on Sri...
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Sri Lanka seeks regional bailout as balance of payments crisis looms
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Colombo looks to India and China for financial assistance and renegotiates with IMF Taken from Nikkei Asian Review Image courtesy of Reuters MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR, Asia regional correspondent COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka is turning to key Asian allies for a financial...
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Chinese loans not main source of debt trap, says think tank
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Taken from Daily Mirror Funds borrowed through ISBs at higher rates outweigh loans from China ISB debt growth caused by shift from concessional debt to commercial debt  Price of debt  more crucial than quantity of debt- Verité Research By Shabiya...
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Reporting on identity in the Sri Lankan media: Ethics and errors
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Taken from Groundviews ‘It was a Muslim youth who got them involved in the [drug] trade.’ ‘A Tamil man who tried to enter Singapore with forged documents has been arrested.’ It is not uncommon to read headlines of this nature...
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RTI Commission directs CB to reveal 2015, 2016 EPF deals
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Taken from Sunday Times The Right to Information Commission this week directed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to release information in respect of Government securities market transactions of the EPF during 2015 and 2016, including primary market transactions...
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Belt and Road Initiative spurs Sri Lanka’s growth
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Chinese Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan addressing the gathering . Pix: Courtesy BCIS Taken from Sunday Observer  BY VISHWA AUWARDS Sri Lanka is one of the first countries to join with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) said the Chinese Ambassador in...
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High risk of political control in Sri Lankan media, study finds
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Taken from EconomyNext ECONOMYNEXT –Print media owners in Sri Lanka have the most political affiliations, the Media Ownership Monitor, a database of mass media owners, has revealed. Nine out of 12, or 75 percent of print media owners, have direct...
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