Sri Lanka Economy

With robust growth figures, improving infrastructure, an increasingly service-dominated economy and a new reform-minded government, Sri Lanka is an economic champion that has too often been overlooked. The island nation has seen continuous growth since a recession in 2001, even during the last years of the civil war, which ended in 2008. The rising tide has lifted all boats, and pockets of poverty are relatively rare, with more and more Sri Lankans able to participate in the country’s economic success.

This chapter contains interviews with Ravi Karunanayake, Former Minister of Finance; Samantha Ranatunga, Chairman, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce; and Tilak De Zoysa, Chairman, Carson Cumberbatch.

Cover of The Report: Sri Lanka 2017

The Report

This chapter is from the Sri Lanka 2017 report. Explore other chapters from this report.

Interviews & Viewpoints

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Tilak De Zoysa, Chairman, Carson Cumberbatch: Interview

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