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Sri Lanka Secures Initial IMF Approval for $2.9 B Bailout Package

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Peter Breuer and Masahiro Nozaki visited Colombo from August 24 to September 1, 2022, to continue discussions on IMF support for Sri…

Ceylon Chamber calls on the government to focus on the Implementation of Progressive Proposals in the Interim budget of 2022

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce views the interim budget for 2022 delivered by President RanilWickremesinghe in his capacity as Minister of Finance, as a positive step towards rebuilding themacroeconomic framework…

Ceylon Chamber’s National SME Forum 2022 highlights Resilience Measures for SMEs

Digital transformation and innovation that sees opportunity in turbulence in order to attainresilience and growth, were among key themes that were explored at the National SME Forum2022 organised recently by…

IMF staff plans to visit Colombo ths week

An IMF Staff delegation led by Peter Breuer and Masahiro Nozaki plans to visit Colombo during August 24-31 to continue discussions with the Sri Lankan authorities on economic and financial…

CBSL Establish 17-member Stakeholder Engagement Committee Chaired by Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), with a view to broadening its engagement with key stakeholders of the economy, established the Stakeholder Engagement Committee (SEC) by replacing the Monetary…

Stock market thrives consecutively over recent political developments

Colombo bourse recorded gains for the second straight session with faint improvement in investor sentiment over recent political developments in the country with the affirmed resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa,…

Policy Rate Hike Dampens the Equity Market

Bourse recorded losses for the fourth straight session with investors taking a defensive approach following the policy rate hike by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), First Capital Research…

 Sri Lanka needs $6 billion to keep the country afloat for the next six months

Sri Lanka requires $6 billion during the next six months to keep the country afloat, according to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Over half of the requirements is for fuel and…

The debate on Rs. 695 billion Supplementary Budget is scheduled for the 8th

The debate on the Supplementary Estimate of Rs. 695 billion which is to be presented on the 7th by the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe will be taken up for debate…

CBSL lanches the Sri Lanka Green Finance Taxonomy to enable low-cost funding for green initiatives

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) recently launched the Sri Lanka Green Finance Taxonomy with an objective to enable the country’s financial market participants to raise low-cost funding for…