Money Report Q & A – Luis M. Valdivieso

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Top donors including the IMF had an opportunity to
listen to and have a dialogue with the government about its policy framework at
the Development Forum in Kandy. The IMF also released a statement to the donors
(link)
and made a presentation (link).

Shamindra Kulamannage spoke to IMF’s Senior Resident
Representative in Sri Lanka, Luis M. Valdivieso, to find out the Fund’s stand on
the recent performance of the economy. This is a transcript of an interview
broadcast over The Money Report financial news program on ETV. Top donors including the IMF had an opportunity to
listen to and have a dialogue with the government about its policy framework at
the Development Forum in Kandy. The IMF also released a statement to the donors
(link)
and made a presentation (link).

Shamindra Kulamannage spoke to IMF’s Senior Resident
Representative in Sri Lanka, Luis M. Valdivieso, to find out the Fund’s stand on
the recent performance of the economy. This is a transcript of an interview
broadcast over The Money Report financial news program on ETV. Shamindra started by asking how the fund viewed the deteriorating macro fundamentals last year.


A: You are right. The micro economic situation