The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Sri Lanka recognized the Pathfinder Foundation as one of its top 10 partners at a ceremony to mark Chinese New Year and Sri Lanka's National Day held at the BMICH on Friday 17th January. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne, Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena, Minister of External Affairs G.L Peiris and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were among those present at this ceremony. Here Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianghao presents the top 10 partners award to Mr. Milinda Moragoda, Founder of the Pathfinder Foundation.
Category: Economic Alert Published on Friday, 06 February 2015 15:18
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has been consistent in its call for prudent fiscal management and market oriented policies. In Economic Alert no: 67 titled ‘The Election Manifestos: An Auction of Non-existent Resources and Beyond’, it highlighted the populist nature of the manifestos of the two main candidates and the need for fiscal discipline. The subsequent Economic Flash 57 titled ‘Economics of the 100 day program: Word of Caution on Populist Measures’ developed upon the same theme. This piece seeks to assess the Interim Budget presented by the new government last week, from both a short and medium-term macroeconomic perspective.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015 15:22
Category: Economic Flash Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:01
Can there be a great leap forward for Sri Lanka?
A previous Pathfinder Foundation (PF) Economic Alert (64) argued that the Sino-Lanka FTA
has the potential to be the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ in the bilateral economic relationship. It can
have a transformative impact not just on market access for Sri Lanka’s exports to China but
also on inward investment and technology transfer. Internal trends within China also
reinforce the prospects for an encouraging future in the bilateral economic relationship.
Furthermore, China’s Maritime Silk Road initiative provides a framework for a multifaceted
strengthening of the partnership. High priority should be attached to taking advantage of the
existing close bilateral Sino-Lanka relationship to shape the economic links between the two
countries to serve Sri Lanka’s development priorities. It is important to elaborate briefly on
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:01
Category: Economic Alert Published on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:32
Sri Lanka’s Transformative Opportunities
The Foreign Minister’s visit to India offers an opportunity to reflect on the role of the Indo-Lanka economic partnership in charting the future prosperity of the country. The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has previously advocated a ‘resetting’ of the Indo-Lanka relationship and it has emphasized that it should be one of ‘irreversible excellence’(article titled ‘ Resetting Indo – Lanka Relations – Irreversible Excellence is the Goal 200414’).
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 19:59