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Sri Lanka holds rates as crisis-hit economy banks on govt reforms, IMF bailout

The Central Bank of SRI Lanka held policy rates steady on Thursday (Oct 6), saying monetary conditions remain “sufficiently tight” after a massive rate-hike campaign earlier in the year as…

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…

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank to Cut nearly one-third of its holdings in government securities

Entering into a reverse course in money-printing, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) plans to cut nearly one-third of its holdings (Rs.500 billion) in government securities amidst rising inflation…

IMF Urges Sri Lanka to implement an ambitious fiscal consolidation program to overcome the economic crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) urges Sri Lanka to implement an ambitious fiscal consolidation that is based on high-quality revenue measures which consist of raising income tax and VAT rates…

Bangladesh Offers $500M Lifeline to Sri Lanka ahead of $1B Dollar Bond Maturity

In a first for Bangladesh, the country has extended a lifeline of sorts to the beleaguered Sri Lankan economy, offering to top up the island nation’s depleting foreign reserves by…