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  • 30% of IMF Programme Commitments Due in April Not Met 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (2024-05-16)
    By the end of April 2024, Sri Lanka has not met 30% of its due commitments, which translates to a total of 19 unfulfilled obligations. The majority of these unmet commitments pertain to enhancing transparency and enacting ...
  • Over Estimation of Social Security Contribution 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (2021-12-10)
    Budget 2022 proposed a Social Security Contribution (SSC) tax to rebuild the Sri Lankas Economy from the COVID- 19 pandemic. SSC is charged at 2.5% on an annual turnover exceeding LKR 120 million. This tax is proposed to ...
  • Sources of Financing for Top 5 Ministries That Received the Highest Allocation in the 2022 Budget 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (2022-01-25)
    Based on the 2022 approved Budget estimates in 2020, 87% of government expenditure was financed via domestic sources and 13% was financed via foreign sources. In 2021 91% of expenditure is estimated to be financed domestically ...
  • Relief Package: What it Entails and How Will it be Financed? 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (2022-02-01)
    In response to rising living cost with inflation rate of 12.1%1 in December 2021, the cabinet of ministers approved a relief package amounting to LKR 229 billion on the 3rd of January 2022. The following infographic depicts ...
  • How much Does Sri Lanka Allocate for the Defense Sector ? 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-02-03)
    The allocation for the Ministry of Defense is significantly higher than the allocation for Ministry of Health over the years in Sri Lanka. Over the last two years allocation for Ministry Defense has been more than doubled. ...
  • Ownership of Sri Lanka’s Outstanding Foreign Debt in 2020 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-02-15)
    Sri Lanka owes approximately 40% of its total central government debt to foreign creditors in the form of bilateral debt, multilateral debt and financial markets. The infographic shows the distribution of ownership of the ...
  • Sri Lanka’s Short-Term Outflows Exceed Usable Reserves 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-02-15)
    Sri Lanka’s gross official reserves have been consistently declining since June 2019 and as of January 2022, usable foreign exchange reserves stand at USD 792 Mn, while the twelve-month outflows at end of 2021 stand at USD ...
  • Sri Lanka’s Imports Were 4% Higher in 2021 When Compared to 2019 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-03-03)
    Sri Lanka’s Imports have grown by 4%, (USD 700 Million) from 2019 to 2021. One of the main contributors for this growth is the increase in the Medical and Pharmaceuticals imports by 60% which amounts to USD 330 Million. ...
  • Is the Pandemic the Sole Cause for the Depletion in Sri Lanka’s Foreign Reserves? 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-03-10)
    Sri Lanka’s usable foreign reserves fell from USD 7,642 MN in 2019 to USD 1,579 MN by the end of 2021. When compared with Sri Lanka’s regional peers during the pandemic, the decline in its reserves appears to only have ...
  • Shrinking Tax Base Increases Tax Burden on Existing Taxpayers 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-03-30)
    The income tax per person is calculated as the total government revenue from income tax (including PAYE) divided by the total registered taxpayers for income tax which includes Individual Tax Payers and Employees paying ...
  • Sri Lanka Has The Highest Inflation Amongst South Asia Peers 

    Econ Team (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-04-26)
    Sri Lanka, amidst facing one of its worst economic crisis, is currently experiencing rapidly rising inflation. The inflation increased to 15.1% year-on-year in February 2022, a 13-year high. When compared against other ...
  • Composition of Sri Lanka's Gross Official Reserves 

    Public Finance Infographics;
    Econ Team
    (Colombo: Verite Research, 2022-04-05)
    The reported gross official reserves as of February 2022 stood at USD 2,311 MN, out of which 98% (USD 2,242 MN) consisted of short-term swaps maturing within 12 months. Whilst the quantity of reserves is important it is ...
  • IMF Tracker Update: February 2024 

    Econ Team (Colombo: Verite Research, 2024-03)
    Sri Lanka verifiably failed to meet 33% of the commitments due by end-February 2024 in its International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, according to the February update of Verité Research’s ‘IMF Tracker’. Many of these ...
  • Bloomberg Markets Predicts LKR's Possible Depreciation Against USD 

    Econ Team (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-06-02)
    Bloomberg reported that the Sri Lankan rupee may deteriorate as a result of upcoming debt repayments. In March 2023 Verite Research took the view that greater volatility in exchange rates increases uncertainty and risk for ...
  • The IDC is Advocating for more Accountability from Private Lenders to Ease the Debt Burden of Developing Nations 

    Econ Team (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-03-15)
    The International Development Committee is advocating for mandatory participation of private creditors in debt relief schemes for impoverished nations. Developing nations have accrued higher debts than before to private ...
  • Sri Lanka Has Set a Global Precedent in Domestic Debt Restructuring 

    Econ Team (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-08-24)
    This infographic looks at other countries that have also gone through domestic debt restructuring (DDR) since 1998 and the ways they have gone about this. Sri Lanka is the first country to use social security funds while ...
  • IMF Programme Progress 

    Econ Team (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-05-18)
    The infographic covers three points; 1) the IMF analysis projects a decline in Sri Lankas debt to GDP; 2) effective interests rates to decline; and 3) progress on IMF commitments.
  • Sri Lanka Missed Deadline to Create an Online Fiscal Transparency Platform 

    Econ Team (Colombo: Daily Mirror, 2023-04-28)
    Sri Lanka misses the IMF deadline to create an online platform for fiscal transparency. However, some of the data is slated to be made public by the end of April.
  • China Endorses Sri Lanka Debt Plan 

    Econ Team (Colombo: Verite Research, 2023-03-09)
    China has given its approval to Sri Lanka's plan to restructure its international debt, clearing the path for a loan via the IMF's Extended Fund Facility (EFF).
  • Syndicated Surveys: Mood of the Nation - February 2024 (Round 07) 

    Econ Team (Colombo: Verite Research, 2024-03)
    Approval of government falls to 7% in February, latest Mood of the Nation Survey shows increase in negative outlook. The survey showed that only 9% rated the current economic conditions as either excellent or good, which ...

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