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Issues ranging from market regulators incompetence to issues that are strangling the debt market, the insurance sector, the Central Bank
quote s role, exchange control regulations will be hotly debated over the three day conference starting March 18.

rnrnThe absence of a long-term bond market, which will resolve the current maturity mismatches between loans and borrowings of banks, will also be highlighted.

rnrnldblquote The reforms so far have been done in a sporadic fashion. We are not going to ask the government to change everything, but simply open the dialogue to discuss reform issues,
dblquote IMF
quote s Resident Representative, Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque told a media briefing today.

rnrnThe fund is acting as a catalyst to the dereg conference together with the Industries Ministry and the Sri Lanka Association of Investment Analysts.

rnrnGiving a curtain raiser to the impending conference, Fitch Ratings Lanka
quote s CEO Ravi Abeysuriya highlighted the need for the government to relax its grip on the