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Why foreign investment in Sri Lanka is slow

“In the one and a half year period [since the end of the war] there has not been evidence of higher foreign direct investment, in fact foreign direct investment has declined rather than increased.

Despite the IMF and World Bank giving favourable assessments of the economy, … the international investment community does not appear to consider Sri Lanka a favourable destination for investment.”

See here an analysis this week by the SundayTimes’ Nimal Sanderatne of the possible reasons why.

Also, see our earlier posts:

The limits of possibility’ (Jan 2011)

Doubts over Sri Lanka's pledges’ (Dec 2010)

Fears for the economy – and of the state’ (Nov 2010)

FDI slow despite war end’ (Nov 2010)

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