China’s BRI: A sustainable partnership for Sri Lanka?

Over the last few years, both economic and historical ties between Sri Lanka and China hav...


The West is upset about Sri Lanka’s sacked PM, but it’s not about democracy

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Weathering the storm: Improving disaster resilience of Sri Lanka’s rural workers

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Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean and new era of great power competition

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CB highlights recent economic developments, prospects for 2019

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka this week released its half yearly publication titeld: &ldqu...


Arguments from both sides follow flawed patterns of reasoning; go for parliamentary election

By According to Article 3 of our Constitution, sovereignty is in the people. In terms of A...


Economic aspects of aging population

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Liberalization of shipping sector – Fact or fiction?

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Chinese mercenaries are tightening security on Belt and Road

Chinese private security companies (PSCs) are increasingly going global. Not so long ago t...


EPF needs governance overhaul to invest in Sri Lanka stock market

Sri Lanka’s Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF), a retirement fund of the private ...


At IMF meetings, China’s globalisation agenda left behind in trade debate

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What value would CB think to stop depreciation – At Rs.200, Rs.250 or Rs.300?

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Lankan stock market needs serious state intervention

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Invest Sri Lanka UK promo concludes with first-ever event in Scotland

The Invest Sri Lanka capital market road show organised by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE...


Central Bank asserts role in financial system stability

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is making the following statement in relation to the ...


Budget 2019: Informal sectors must be included in tax net

The government gets set to unravel its fiscal policy plan for 2019 at a crucial juncture i...


G-24 hopes to influence global agenda at IMF, WB Bali gathering: Mangala

Global finance and reserve bank chiefs will gather this week in Bali, Indonesia, for the a...


Rupee depreciation shows abdication of vital statutory duty by CB, Govt.

As per the Monetary Law Act (MLA), it is a statutory duty of the Central Bank is to mainta...


Potential of Indian Ocean – Historical antecedents, present strategic importance

It  was reported in the local  news media  on October 7,  2018 that Sr...


CEOs should lead, promote openness, retain humility: N-able Chief

Be it chief executives, managing directors or heads of organisations or departments, ins...


US bond yield curve: Should we worry if it inverts?

In global economic growth, divergence across economies is widening. The US keeps posting r...


Demand growth and urbanisation fuel Sri Lanka’s retail sector

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Dollar rally hurting Sri Lanka and other emerging markets

The Sri Lankan Rupee in the last eight weeks has taken a beating like many other Asian cur...


Indo-Pacific big enough for both China and India

In a move that heralds greater bilateral cooperation, Chinese Defence Minister Lieutenant ...


Rupee under pressure – How not to crack

The Sri Lankan currency (LKR) has weakened against the US dollar in 2018 (9.4 percent as a...


Why stock market is irrational?

The stock market is a place where investors with different knowledge and experience levels...


How can Sri Lanka better protect its people against disasters?

Sri Lanka has a long history of coping with weather impacts.    About two thousa...


Rupee depreciation during MR’s 9 years was only 2.8% per year

The rupee depreciated by Rs.29 from 2005 to 2014 and the average year-on-year (YoY) deprec...


Right mindset vital to make climate change adaptation effective: expert

Sri Lanka has seen a historical increase in both the number and intensity of droughts, flo...


Research-based inputs: Key to climate adaptation in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka ranked in the fourth place among countries most affected by extreme weather even...


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