Govt. took long-term pains for lasting economic benefits: Mangala

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the Government had not taken shortcuts towards “populist” economic interventions but long-term pains that lead to lasting benefits, where every citizen can become a shareholder of the knowledge-based, highly competitive social market economy that has been envisaged under the Government’s Vision 2025 policy document.


SL banks backed for regional expansion

Sri Lankan banks have the stability and capacity to expand regionally and would be supported by progressive regulations from the Central Bank, assured a top official this week, but this would be coupled with the monetary authority stepping up action on non-compliance to improve the regulatory environment.


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ADB earmarks $ 3 b for SL till 2021

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday reiterated its commitment to support Sri Lanka’s continued development drive to achieve inclusive growth, earmarking $ 3 billion over the next three years, in line with its renewed long-term corporate blueprint ‘Strategy 2030’ for a slew of projects including infrastructure, energy, health, fisheries and education.

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