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The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

Sri Lanka Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Sri Lanka

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Sri Lanka, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Sri Lanka and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Sri Lanka.

IMF-JICA High-Level Conference on Economic Transformation and Inclusive Growth in Frontier Asia

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held a conference on January 28, 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss how Frontier Asia can move up the development ladder while ensuring that growth and jobs creation benefits all segments of society.
The conference was addressed by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara, and included ministers, central bank governors and senior officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The Kyrgyz Republic also participated, and Bank of Thailand Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul offered opening remarks.
Conference website: www.imf.org/frontierasia (includes papers presented).
See also: Conference program and press release.

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Transcript of a Press Conference on Sri Lanka

Koshy Mathai, Resident Representative, 3 December 2013 click for more

IMF Loan Helps Sri Lankan Reconstruction Drive

A loan from the IMF is helping rebuild confidence in Sri Lanka’s economy as it recovers from conflict and paves the way for donor assistance in its reconstruction effort. click for more

Sri Lanka and the IMF

Estimating Sri Lanka’s Potential Output

March 11, 2014
Author/Editor: Ding Ding ; John Nelmes ; Roshan Perera ; Volodymyr Tulin
Series: Working Paper No. 14/40
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Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes Ex-Post Assessment of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement and First Post-Program Monitoring Discussion with Sri Lanka

December 3, 2013

Transcript of Press Conference on Sri Lanka

December 3, 2013

Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara at the Conclusion of his Visit to Sri Lanka

November 20, 2013

Statement by the Hon. Sarath Amunugama, Governor of the World Bank Group and the IMF for Sri Lanka

October 11, 2013
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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

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Asia has not been spared by the recent re-pricing of financial assets in emerging markets, encountering a wave of capital outflows in the past few months. The overall impact has, so far, been manageable although some countries have been subject to greater stress. Tighter global liquidity— and homegrown structural impediments in some countries—will weigh on growth, but for most economies the impact should be partly offset by a gradual pickup in exports to advanced economies and resilient domestic demand. If, however, conditions tighten further we are likely to see even greater differentiation across the region. Those with strong fundamentals and policy credibility will be able to offset imported tightening through lower policy rates and fiscal support. Others that have delayed reforms, left fiscal vulnerabilities untackled, or tolerated too-high inflation may be forced to respond with a procyclical policy tightening. Announcing credible medium-term reforms would rebuild confidence and ease policy trade-offs. Click for more

Resident Representative for
Sri Lanka

Koshy Mathai
Resident Representative in Colombo
E-Mail: KMATHAI@imf.org