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Sri Lanka and the IMF
Updated February 5, 2016

On November 13, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Fourth Post-Program Monitoring (PPM) with Sri Lanka.

Post-Program Monitoring provides for closer monitoring (usually twice a year) of the circumstances and policies of members whose Fund-supported program has expired but that continue to have significant Fund credit outstanding. It is intended to provide an early warning of policies which could call into question a member’s continued progress toward external viability and thus could imperil Fund resources, and a mechanism for bringing this to the attention of the country’s authorities and the Executive Board and stimulating action to improve the situation. IMF economists visit the member country, usually twice a year, to collect and analyze data and hold discussions with government and central bank officials. Upon its return, the staff submits a report to the IMF’s Executive Board for discussion. The Board’s views are subsequently summarized and transmitted to the country's authorities.

The Sri Lankan authorities have indicated that more time is required to give consent to publish the staff report for the Fourth Post Program Monitoring Discussion.



The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on May 01, 2013. Listed below are items related to Sri Lanka, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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February 05, 2016 -- New Press Release: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka
December 29, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Launches Youth Video Contest in Asia
December 10, 2015 -- Sri Lanka: Third Post-Program Monitoring Discussion-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka
Series: Country Report No. 15/335
December 09, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes Fourth Post-Program Monitoring with Sri Lanka
November 03, 2015 -- Press Release: Sri Lanka Subscribes to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard
October 09, 2015 -- IMFC Statement by Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, India
On behalf of: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka. PDF File Size: 307Kb
October 09, 2015 -- Statement by the Hon. Ravi Karunayake, Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Sri Lanka
PDF File Size: 343Kb
September 28, 2015 -- Monetary Policy Transmission in Emerging Asia : The Role of Banks and the Effects of Financial Globalization
Author/Editor: Nasha Ananchotikul | Dulani Seneviratne
Series: Working Paper No. 15/207
September 18, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka
July 17, 2015 -- Drivers of Financial Integration – Implications for Asia
Author/Editor: Nasha Ananchotikul | Shi Piao | Edda Zoli
Series: Working Paper No. 15/160
May 29, 2015 -- Base Erosion, Profit Shifting and Developing Countries
Author/Editor: Ernesto Crivelli | Ruud A. de Mooij | Michael Keen
Series: Working Paper No. 15/118
May 05, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes Third Post Program Monitoring Discussion with Sri Lanka
April 18, 2015 -- IMFC Statement by Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, India
On behalf of: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka. PDF File Size: 309Kb
March 04, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka
February 18, 2015 -- Press Release: Joint Statement by the IMF Managing Director and Finance Minister of Sri Lanka
October 22, 2014 -- Unraveling the Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Sri Lanka
Author/Editor: Manuk Ghazanchyan
Series: Working Paper No. 14/190
October 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Alternate Governor, India
On behalf of: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka. PDF File Size: 261Kb
October 10, 2014 -- Statement by the Hon. Sarath Amunugama, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Sri Lanka
PDF File Size: 359Kb
September 22, 2014 -- Sri Lanka: First Post-Program Monitoring Discussion-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka
Series: Country Report No. 14/289
September 22, 2014 -- Sri Lanka: Ex-Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka
Series: Country Report No. 14/290

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