Articles Tagged “Mahinda Rajapaksa”

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    Sri Lanka Knocks Hard at BOP Crisis Door

    Sri Lanka is now knocking at the door of a balance of payments crisis and for all intents and purposes seems to have passed the point where the problem could have been solved with a 100 basis point rate…

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    New Government, Same Old Ways

    There are many ways to survive Sri Lanka’s governing structure in the public and private sectors. One is to play ball with the ruling class. Another way to survive is to build a reputation for fairness and unbending principles, valuable currency even…

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    The Central Bank’s reluctant redeemer

    W. A. Wijewardena is the best candidate to lead Sri Lanka’s central bank and restore its credibility. However, it’s rumoured that he spurned an offer of the central bank governorship recently. Echelon asks Wijewardena about this but he skirts the…

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    Republic no more?

    Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, Sri Lanka’s 43rd Chief Justice committed a cardinal sin. Her final months on the bench of the Supreme Court were marked by a series of judgments that did not find favour with…

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    A problem of perception?

    Diarietou Gaye, World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives once made a strange observation. In a speech to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in July 2011, Gaye highlighted two post-conflict economies she said…