Q&A: Sri Lanka's FinMin targets 8% growth

Ravi Karunanayake explains how Sri Lanka's government can boost growth as it develops a megalopolis around Colombo and a Chinese-leased port in Hambantota.

Q&A: Sri Lanka's FinMin targets 8% growth
Ravi Karunanayake

Ravi Karunanayake has been Sri Lanka’s finance minister since a coalition government came to power under President Maithripala Sirisena at the end of 2014.

On the international stage, he successfully helped negotiate a $1.5 billion facility with the International Monetary Fund to defuse a balance of payments crisis created by the previous government’s debt-funded infrastructure policies.

Domestically he is regarded as a man with a very robust attitude.

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