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Workplace Violence and Harassment Costs Sri Lankan Businesses Millions of Dollars: IFC Study

The impacts of workplace violence and harassment has led to the loss of six working days per employee every year, costing the nine Sri Lankan companies surveyed at least $1.7…

IFC Supports First Sri Lanka Chapter of Women Corporate Directors to Promote Diversity in Boardroom

In a bid to promote boardroom diversity and establish a network of existing and prospective women directors, the Women Corporate Directors Foundation (WCD)—the largest organization of women corporate board members…

IFC’s Investment in Sunshine Holdings to Help Diversify Business Operations in Sri Lanka, Drive Efficiency

Consumers in Sri Lanka are set to benefit from a  new $5 million investment by International Finance Corporation (IFC) to Sunshine Consumer Lanka Ltd, a subsidiary of Sunshine Holdings PLC…

Sri Lanka’s Banking Sector’s MSME Lending Portfolio Among Weakest in Asia-Pacific

Despite much hype, Sri Lanka’s banking sector’s to Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) lending portofolio is one of the poorest in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of loan disbursements…

Cracking the Code of Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka

By Savani Jayasooriya The refreshing taste of thambili, otherwise known as king coconut, is a preferred beverage for many Sri Lankans. Roadside stalls laden with thambili, like one owned by…