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Capital market reforms and expansions (Equity and Debt Capital Markets)

Capital markets play a vital role in an economy as one of the most powerful drivers of economic growth and wealth creation of a country. They can offer better pricing and longer maturities, as well as access to a wider investor base. They can also offer funding for riskier activities that would traditionally not be served by the banking sector, and by doing so contribute significantly to innovation and growth in an economy. In Sri Lanka, unfortunately, access to capital markets, especially access to equity capital markets is almost non-existent. Hence adequate financial and monitory reforms must be implemented urgently at national level to help bridge the gap between creation and growth of new businesses and markets.

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