Integrity in Credit Rating

At the end of the book titled ‘The Interpretation of Financial Statements’[1] by Benjamin Graham, in a chapter titled ‘Conclusion’ he writes the following; “There are other factors outside of the company that are perhaps equally important in their influence of the value of its securities. The outlook for the…

Bakamoono.lk at it again

The self-appointed moral police of the world is out and about again. Bakamoono.lk in a recent post has spread the normalization of censorship accompanied by ill-informed activism. They have shamelessly spread clickbait published by the BBC. It is titled Japanese Magazine Apologises Over University ‘Sex Listing’. The title is purposely…

Vehicles for the Rich

This piece serves as a gambit to a relatively unpopular budgetary reform that should be pushed through. In Sri Lanka as in the rest of the world the vehicle is a status symbol. It’s role as a status symbol is however more pronounced in Sri Lanka. High duty, petrol costs,…

What is Inflation Targeting?

“Given that Sri Lanka is a twin deficit country, in terms of budget deficit and current account deficit, the chances that Sri Lanka attracting new money at this juncture is very minimal indeed. By increasing interest rates, we will not be able to attract new money or keep the money…