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Sri Lanka should be careful in over-relying on GFN at the expense of stability: Bellwether

Countries where inflationists cannot engage in macro-economic policy with money printing have low debt

September 11, 2023 7 min read

Sri Lanka draws up law on online "untruths", religious hurts

Law will arbitrate on the truth or otherwise of various statements published online

September 5, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka interest rates are dictated by the IMF reserve target, not inflation

It is a shame that country with a 20-pct savings rate cannot maintain reserves and has to depreciate the currency

August 14, 2023 15 min read

Sri Lanka tables DDR tax hike amendment in parliament

The amendment was published on the government gazette on July 17

August 9, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka, the Wedding Isle

Every wedding is special for participants and ordinary for the rest of the world.

Why the IMF is hated now and is backing bad money in Sri Lanka and Latin America

Before the Second Amendment IMF could

Sri Lanka has to work fast to contain multiple defaults as Tanzi bites: Bellwether

A flexible exchange rate fails because it is not rule bound

Bellwether
April 1, 2022 9 min read

Sri Lanka has to hike rates, ensure monetary fiscal co-ordination to help rupee: Bellwether

Monetary fiscal co-ordination comes from an International Monetary Fund

March 10, 2022 4 min read
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Sri Lanka use of reserves for imports is a deadly false choice: Bellwether

Sterilized currency defence, without an accompanying rise in rates, spells disaster

January 31, 2022 17 min read
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Sri Lanka has to hike rates, before a float to end forex crisis: Bellwether

At the current policy rates and sterilization of interventions, forex problems will not get better

Bellwether
January 18, 2022 16 min read

Sri Lanka should prepare to float, and promote parallel dollarization: Bellwether

The proposal to import cars with dollar earnings and pay taxes in dollars is absolutely correct

December 21, 2021 16 min read

Proposed Sri Lanka National Policy for Industrial Development: A commentary

Trade and industrial policies complement each other

December 6, 2021 24 min read

Easter Sunday blasts; an issue that the government wants to wish away

Pressure from various groups primarily the Catholic Church for answers rattles the government

Arjuna Ranawana
December 4, 2021 9 min read

Sri Lanka government heading into a perfect storm: Opinion

Protests over several issues including the Easter Sunday probe magnify economic troubles

Arjuna Ranawana
November 11, 2021 5 min read

Why the Sri Lanka rupee is depreciating creating currency crises: Bellwether

A Bellwether FAQ on the dangerous lack of note-issue banking know-how

Bellwether
November 9, 2021 27 min read
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Civet Close Encounters

Midnight Rambler: Sympathy for the Devil in Your Garden

Mark Hager
October 29, 2021 8 min read
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How Sri Lanka's IMF-backed 'Young Plan' fired a foreign debt death spiral: Bellwether

In all years with inflationary policy, debt after foreign reserves went up

Bellwether
September 16, 2021 18 min read

Sri Lanka's monetary meltdown will accelerate unless quick action is taken: Bellwether

Debt re-structuring to reduce gross financing needs will help

Bellwether
August 18, 2021 19 min read

Sri Lanka Minister follows Diocletian after printing money, but stops short of death penalty

Diocletian minted in copper in plenty what was scarce in silver, Sri Lanka is pumping liquidity in paper

Bellwether
August 13, 2021 5 min read

Sri Lanka economy bought to tipping point by monetary fallacies: Bellwether

Mercantilist fallacies have devasted countries at peace

Bellwether
August 11, 2021 21 min read

Military training: Misguided, Counterproductive, and Against Buddhist Values.

Skills cultivated through mindfulness include awareness, scientific observation, empathy, equanimity, and compassion.

Nipuna Kumbalathara.
July 31, 2021 7 min read

Sri Lanka to pick losers as omniscient elites drive interventionism to extremes: Bellwether

'A new type of superstition has got hold of people's minds, the worship of the state'

Bellwether
July 30, 2021 7 min read

Moratuwa vaccine hijack attempt: Sri Lanka police arrest mayor

Footage showed the Moratuwa MOH engaged in a heated argument with Fernando, objecting to his demeanour

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 28, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka's sovereignty and Port City Commission Bill - an analysis

Debate on the bill is scheduled for this week

May 18, 2021 12 min read

Sri Lanka state fails in the core business: administration of justice

Sri Lanka presents a façade of a functioning legal system

Rohan Samarajiva
May 14, 2021 12 min read

Sri Lanka fertilizer ban haphazard, modern tech, risk management the answer: researcher

Outright chemical fertilizer ban may have negative consequences

May 8, 2021 11 min read
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