A new book by Philip Shantha will be launched on August 2nd. The Mango Tree, by Prof Rajiva Wijesinha will be launched on August 1st. A discussion on the IMF Agreement will be held in Colombo on August 2nd.
The Alliance for Economic Democracy is deeply concerned about the negative impact of the IMF Extended Fund Facility agreed to by the Government of Sri Lanka in June 2016. This IMF Agreement provides a US$ 1.5 billion loan and comes with a number of conditions that will adversely impact the economic and social life of the people in this country. However, despite the dangers inherent in this IMF Agreement, it has not been critically scrutinized nor adequately discussed in the media.
To discuss the fall out of the IMF Agreement and related issues the Alliance for Economic Democracy is organising a public event on Tuesday, 2nd August 2016 at 4pm, at the Colombo Library Auditorium. The media and the public are invited to participate in the event.