Recent Articles

Regulating Financial Services for the Poor in Sri Lanka: A Closer Look at the Long-Awaited Microfinance Act

This article reviews the Microfinance Act of Sri Lanka that came into effect in July 2016 and discusses its benefits and concerns.

Why Sri Lanka Need Comprehensive and Integrated Responses to Mental Health Issues

This article to mark the World Mental Health Day 2016, stresses the need for Sri Lanka to have comprehensive and integrated responses to mental health issues.

Latest Edition of Talking Economics Digest Now Online! - Global Goals: Is Sri Lanka Ready?

The 12th Edition of the Talking Economics Digest focuses on the theme of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Global Goals from a Sri Lankan and Regional context.

Policy Instability – The Achilles Heel of Sri Lanka’s Productivity

This article elaborates on some key aspects highlighted in the Global Competitiveness Report 2016/17, which sheds light on structural weakness in the economy that inhibits Sri Lanka's progress.