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Cash-strapped Sri Lanka hit by record inflation

(AFP) – Crisis-hit Sri Lanka’s inflation hit a record high for the sixth consecutive month, official data showed on Friday as the government asked the IMF for an urgent bailout. The…

Sri Lankan Economic Crisis Inflicted by Self-Serving Elite

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Sri Lanka has just defaulted on its foreign debt for the very first time. Attributing its current predicament to a Chinese ‘debt-trap’ is a new Cold War…

Colombo Stock Brokers Association defends the decision to temporarily close down the Colombo Stock Exchange

Colombo Stock Brokers Association (CSBA) defends the decision by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) to temporarily close down the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) for 5 business…

Sri Lanka unilaterally suspends external debt payments, says needs money for essentials

(Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s central bank said on Tuesday it had become “challenging and impossible” to repay external debt, as it tries to use its dwindling foreign exchange reserves to…

Ceylon Chamber Hosts Investment Promotion Meeting with Bangladesh’s EPZ Authority

With the nation of Bangladesh poised to become an economic powerhouse in the South Asian region,the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce hosted a meeting with a high-level delegation representing theBangladesh Export…

As ‘economic catastrophe’ looms, private sector demands immediate action from policymakers

23 industry associations, representing private sector firms engaged in export, import andlogistics industries warned of catastrophic consequences for Sri Lanka’s economy and the people if the ongoing economic and political…

Sri Lankan stocks slide by nearly 33%, world’s worst losers after Russia

(Bloomberg) : The boom in Sri Lanka’s stocks has turned to bust as a 33% slide renders the market the world’s worst performer this year after Russian equities. The slide in Sri…

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank delays Monetary Policy Announcement over political crisis

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has delayed the announcement of the Monetary Policy Review decision which was scheduled for tomorrow with the resignation of the CBSL Governor, Ajith…

Sri Lankan shares post worst week ever amid power crisis

Sri Lanka shares had their worst weekly fall ever on Friday, having extended losses to a fifth straight session, with the Colombo Stock Exchange halting trade for a third consecutive…

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank suspends Money Changing permit issued to Prasanna Money Exchange

Considering the complaints received from general public that Prasanna Money Exchange (Pvt) Ltd is offering higher exchange rates, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has temporarily suspended the permit…