Economy in Sri Lanka

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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Private Sector Needs Consistent Policies to Take Risks
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Published on Daily News The biggest support the government can give to the private sector is to give them confidence and this can be done by spelling out consistent policies and marinating them, said Chairman of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,...
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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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‘Sri Lanka’s Import Regime is One of the most Complex and Protectionist in the World’ – US State Department
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Published on Tamil Guardian  Citing the World Bank, the US State Department‘s Investment Climate report highlights that Sri Lanka’s “import regime is one of the most complex and protectionist in the world”. The World Banks’ Doing Business Index ranked Sri...
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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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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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Experts shed Key Insights to Boosting EU-SL Economic Partnership
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Published on DailyFT Top diplomats, investors and economists recently echoed that commercial cooperation, development and partnership links with the European Union (EU) has immensely helped to develop Sri Lanka’s economy. “Needless to say, the EU representing 27 countries as a...
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Investment Forum 2021 Aims Gamechanger for Sri Lanka
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Published in the DailyFT The Sri Lanka Investment Forum 2021, a three-day virtual event to engage and attract foreign investment into Sri Lanka will commence on 7 June. The forum, jointly hosted by the Board of Investment, together with the...
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Port City – What Next?
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Published on Colombo Telegraph There may be differences in semicolons and adjectives but broadly speaking the SJB of Sajith P and the UNP (still loyal to Ranil?) have very similar positions on the Port City Act. They are in agreement that many...
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