Sri Lankan government admits it is in a foreign exchange crisis, shackled by a backward looking policy framework which has put reforms and the peace process in a limbo

Standing left to right – Mr. Dinesh Jebamani (Chief Manager Liability Product Management and New Age Media – Seylan Bank), Mr.Sudesh Peiris (Senior Manager – Digital Banking Channels – Seylan Bank), Ms. S.Senevirathne (Representative of the Revenue Department – Western Province), Mr. Tilan Wijeyesekera (Deputy General Manager – Retail Banking – Seylan Bank) and Mr. Malik Wickremanayaka (Deputy General Manager – Operations – Seylan Bank)

Sri Lanka’s opposition United National Party warned that by printing money, and keeping interest rates artificially low, while foreign reserves are dwindling, the authorities are rapidly driving the economy towards another serious crisis. Sri Lanka’s opposition United National Party warned that by printing money, and keeping interest rates artificially low, while foreign reserves are dwindling, the authorities are rapidly driving the economy towards another serious crisis.

"We understand that
reserves are down to US$ 1,796 mn," Bandula Gunewardene, a parliamentarian who
had the Deputy Finance Ministerial portfolio in the previous administration,
told a media conference called ahead of the maiden budget of the United People
National Front government, which is due on November 18.

The government
admitted that Sri Lanka is in a financial crisis on Monday, the Finance
Ministry said

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