Executive Board
Board Discussions
on Sri Lanka:

Next (tentative):
June 3, 2016

November 13, 2015
April 29, 2015
November 27, 2013
May 1, 2013

Article IV Staff Reports

Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 5.0 5.0
Consumer Prices 3.4 4.5
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2016)
Please refer to more recent Press Release/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

Sri Lanka: Financial Position in the Fund

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Sri Lanka and the IMF
Updated April 29, 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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September 13, 2005 -- Sri Lanka: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 05/337
August 29, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
Iraq's priorities; IMF reviews of Latvia, Sri Lanka, Angola, United Arab Emirates, Slovenia; IT in low-income countries; African currency blocs; Legacy of Soviet empire; Indonesia looks to keep pace with Asia; Bhutan's national happiness; IMF governance. PDF File Size: 494Kb
August 02, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Sri Lanka
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 25, 2005 -- Sri Lanka: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes - Fiscal Transparency Module--Update
Series: Country Report No. 05/251
June 15, 2005 -- Opening Remarks at the Conference on “Managing Fiscal Risks in Asia” by Mr. Agustín Carstens, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
At the Singapore Training Institute, Singapore
April 16, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by Honourable Finance Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram, Leader of the Indian Delegation to the IMFC
On behalf of: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka. PDF File Size: 175Kb
March 08, 2005 -- Sri Lanka: Use of Fund Resources-Request for Emergency Assistance--Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion for Sri Lanka
Series: Country Report No. 05/84
March 04, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$157.5 million in Emergency Assistance for Sri Lanka
February 08, 2005 -- Sri Lanka -- Letter of Intent, February 08, 2005
PDF File Size: 147Kb
February 04, 2005 -- Preliminary Assessment of the Macroeconomic Impact of The Tsunami Disaster on Affected Countries, and of Associated Financing Needs
January 19, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement of the IMF First Deputy Managing Director Anne O. Krueger at the Conclusion of a Visit to Sri Lanka
January 18, 2005 -- Sri Lanka: Request for Extension of Repurchase Expectations--Staff Report and Press Release on the Executive Board Consideration
Series: Country Report No. 05/16
January 13, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Sri Lanka's Request for Extension of Repayment Expectations
January 13, 2005 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Thomas C. Dawson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF
January 06, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato at the ASEAN Leaders' Special Meeting in Jakarta
December 28, 2004 -- Sri Lanka: Letter from Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the IMF, Following the South Asian Earthquake Disaster
December 26, 2004 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato on South Asia Earthquake Disaster
October 13, 2004 -- Press Release: High-Level Conference on Financial Sector Issues in Emerging Markets in Asia: Role of the International Monetary Fund, October 11-12, 2004
October 04, 2004 -- Statement by the Hon. Sarath Leelananda Bandara Amunugama, Governor of the Fund and the World Bank for Sri Lanka, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 112Kb
October 02, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram, Leader of the Indian Delegation
On behalf of: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka. PDF File Size: 589Kb

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