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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.

News — Highlights


South Asia Regional Update, October 2015

South Asia: Robust Growth Amid Global Uncertainty click for more

Asia and Pacific Spring 2015 Regional Economic Outlook Presentation

May 7, 2015 click for more

Joint Statement by the IMF Managing Director and Finance Minister of Sri Lanka

February 18, 2015 click for more

South Asia: Consolidating Gains in the Post-Crisis Era

South Asia Regional Update, November 2014 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

Press Release: Sri Lanka Subscribes to the IMF’s Special Data Dissemination Standard

November 3, 2015

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

October 9, 2015
PDF File Size: 343Kb click for more

Monetary Policy Transmission in Emerging Asia : The Role of Banks and the Effects of Financial Globalization

September 28, 2015
Author/Editor: Nasha Ananchotikul ; Dulani Seneviratne
Series: Working Paper No. 15/207
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Press Release: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Sri Lanka

September 18, 2015

Drivers of Financial Integration – Implications for Asia

July 17, 2015
Author/Editor: Nasha Ananchotikul ; Shi Piao ; Edda Zoli
Series: Working Paper No. 15/160
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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

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While Asia's growth has recently disappointed, the region is expected to grow at a steady 5.4 percent in 2015-16, remaining the global growth leader. Asia's growth should benefit from relatively strong labor markets and disposable income growth along with the ongoing gradual recovery in major advanced economies. Across most major Asian economies, lower commodity prices should help consumption. Negative risks to growth dominate, especially the possibility of a sharper slowdown in China or larger spillovers from the changing composition of China's demand. In addition, further U.S. dollar strength accompanied by a sudden tightening of global financial conditions, weaker growth in Japan, and weaker regional potential growth could also dim Asia's growth prospects. High leverage could amplify shocks, and lower commodity prices will also hurt corporate investment in key commodity-producing sectors. All in all, despite its resilient outlook, Asia is facing a challenging economic environment. This calls for carefully calibrated macroeconomic policies and a renewed impetus on structural reforms to facilitate investment and improve economic efficiency, bolstering economic resilience and potential growth. Click for more

Resident Representative for
Sri Lanka and Maldives

Eteri Kvintradze, Resident Representative for Bangladesh
Eteri Kvintradze
Resident Representative in Colombo
Telephone: (94) 11 2477141
Fax: (94) 11 2477684