Sri Lanka Economy

Top Panel Sounds Alarm, Insists it’s Time for Urgent Economic Reforms
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Published in the DailyFT Sri Lanka facing one of the worst economic crises in its history Pandemic only exacerbated existing economic weaknesses; roots lie in unsustainable debt, fiscal indiscipline and low rates of growth  To emerge from crisis, comprehensive and...
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ආනයන රෙගුලාසි පැනවීම – Nishan de Mel on Hiru Evening Newscast
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Executive Director Nishan de Mel speaks to Hiru News on the recently imposed import restrictions and their effect on government revenue, advocating ultimately for sound and critical policy analysis.
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Sri Lanka Inflation: Economic Emergency Causes Prices of Essential Goods to Soar – Nishan de Mel on CGTN News
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Executive Director speaks to CGTN News about the systemic causes of commodity hoarding and how an economic state of emergency can heighten the crises brought on by commodity hoarding.
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Sri Lanka Declares Economic Emergency – Nishan de Mel on Al Jazeera Inside Story
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Executive Director Nishan de Mel appears on Al Jazeera's Inside Story segment alongside State Minister Ajith Nivaard Cabraal and MP Harsha de Silva to discuss the sudden depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee and the recent forex crisis.
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Delving into the Controversial DCC Rate Hike by Banks
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Published on The Morning  Sri Lanka’s leading commercial banks decided to limit the foreign exchange transactions through credit cards and hike the Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) this past week, which caused panic for IT businesses, as their cost structures changed...
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De Facto Rationing of Dollars Arising out of Forex Crisis
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Published on The Sunday Times While Sri Lanka is grappling with the ongoing foreign exchange crisis, ‘rationing’ is taking place amongst letters of credit as those who have the firepower get the benefit while others are deprived of dollars. This...
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IMF or No IMF, Sri Lanka Needs Economic Analysis and Plan Going Forward
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Published in The Island Whatever Sri Lanka decides about dealing with its debt and paying its way through the world, the country needs to formulate a very good economic analysis and a publicly-backed plan that will establishc credibility of the...
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ප්‍රසූත නිවාඩුව කප්පාදු කිරීමේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා ආණ්ඩුවේ තීරණය “මාතෘත්වයට නිගාවක්”
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පළවූයේ: බීබීසී සිංහල රූ හිමිකාරීත්වය බීබීසි සිංහල සේවය සහ දක්වා ඇති වෙනත් ආයතන සතුය "මාතෘ සුරක්ෂිතතාව (Maternity protection) මූලික මානව අයිතිවාසිකමක් වන අතර, පවුල සහ රැකියාව සම්බන්ධ පූර්ණ ප්‍රතිපත්ති සකස් කිරීමේ දී අනිවාර්යයෙන්ම ඇතුළත් කළ යුතු අංගයකි. වැඩපොළේ දී කාන්තාව...
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Cost of extending maternity benefits to private sector only Rs. 4.2 b: Verité
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Taken from - DailyFT Government expenditure of Rs. 4.2 billion annually would enable maternity leave benefits to be extended across the economy, and incentivise the private sector to employ more women, Verité Research stated yesterday, recommending this be included in...
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Eminent economists urge decisive action to prevent emerging debt crisis
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Taken from - DailyFT A panel of eminent economists on Wednesday urged that the Government take credible and decisive action to prevent a painful debt crisis in Sri Lanka. Key insights were shared at the ‘Deep Dive,’ organised by the...
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