uOqIdks úl%uisxy lsh,d lshkafka ksrEmK Ys,amskshl fukau rx.k Ys,amskshla úÈyg y÷kaj,d fokak mq¿jka’
,;s;a; we;a;, lshk Ñ;%máfha m%Odk pß;h ksrEmKh lf<;a wehhs’
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tu PdhdrEm my;ska krUkak’
The report said that Sri Lankan government’s failure to extend a USD 400 million currency swap line with India and the apparent lack of appetite for a new deal with the International Monetary Fund has renewed worries its finances may not cover its upcoming debt bills.
According to the calculations of the analysts at Morgan Stanley, Sri Lanka faces USD 4.6 billion worth of bond redemptions this year alone plus another USD 500 million payment in January 2022.
The report added that a tumbling currency, credit rating downgrades, debt-to-GDP levels nearing 100 percent and almost 70% of government revenues being spent on interest payments alone have been the main causes of the crisis at hand.