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Sri Lanka : Fifth Review Under the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, Extension of the Arrangement and Rephasing of Purchases-Press Release; Staff Report and Statement by…

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publication Date:

May 16, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Recent developments and outlook. Higher fuel prices and global financial volatility generated strong balance-of-payment pressures in 2018, which were exacerbated by a political crisis late in the year. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) maintained a tight monetary policy stance, intervening in the FX market and allowing for greater exchange rate flexibility in response to rising pressures. Growth slowed to 3.2 percent in 2018, but is expected to recover gradually to 5 percent over the medium-term.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/135

English

Publication Date:

May 16, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498315159/1934-7685

Stock No:

1LKAEA2019001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

124


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