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Concessional Financing Is Not without Controversy – Report
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Published in the Sunday Observer Explicitly evaluating whether loans are concessional or adverse considering the combined consequence of the grant element and cost escalation on the tied element/unsolicited proposal would be advantageous for Sri Lanka.  By contrast, at present only...
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Government urged to take pragmatic view on debt management
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Published in The Island By Sanath Nanayakkare If Sri Lanka has the right policy mix to effectively carry on with its debt rollover and to maintain a surplus in its current account, the country can demonstrate that it has entered...
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Govt. should focus on reserve quality: Former CB Chief
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Published in DailyFT   Former Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy   Warns overreliance on swaps and inter-governmental financing could create more problems down the road  Acknowledges current challenges but says strategy needed to deal with debt for next five...
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Urgent need for multifaceted approach to counter gender-discriminatory labour laws
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Published in DailyFT The Advocata Institute’s panel discussion on “Gender discriminatory labour laws in Sri Lanka” took place at the Taj Samudra Longdon Room on 5 March. Panelists at the discussion were Minister of Justice M.U.M. Ali Sabry, Former Department...
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The Chinese ‘debt trap’ is a myth
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Published in -DailyNews China, we are told, inveigles poorer countries into taking out loan after loan to build expensive infrastructure that they can’t afford and that will yield few benefits, all with the end goal of Beijing eventually taking control...
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Verité Research launches first phase of a new public finance platform
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Taken from - DailyFT Verité Research has launched the first phase of publicfinance.lk, an online platform that will eventually be a one-stop-shop for all public finance related information in Sri Lanka. The beta version features initial insights and analyses on...
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Sri Lanka should set up professional debt management unit: Academic
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Taken from - DailyMirror By Nishel Fernando As Sri Lanka increasingly indicates characteristics of a debt trap scenario, an academic urges the government to consider setting-up a professional debt management unit to manage the debt efficiently. “A typical debt trap...
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GET REAL with Mahieash Johnney | Episode 08 | #TheNumbersGame
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Taken from Ada Dearana 24 A discussion on the up coming Presidential election. We ask the question whether in a crowded candidate field can any candidate surpass the required 50% + 1 vote threshold? And in case they cannot then...
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Next Hambantota? Welcome to the Chinese-funded US$1.4 billion Port City Colombo in Sri Lanka
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Taken from - Sunday China Morning Post When the sun goes down, Galle Face Green – the seaside urban park south of the financial district of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital – fills up with life. As makeshift stalls selling everything...
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Sri Lanka needs a professional debt management office-Dr. Nishan de Mel
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Taken from News1st Written by Staff Writer The Annual Budget seminar organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka was held in Colombo this morning (March 09). Chief Executive Officer of Verité Research, Dr. Nishan de Mel stressed...
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