Sri Lanka's Wijewardena on turbulent times

In uncertain economic environments, it is even more important that central bankers function consistently and firmly, without fear or favour, notes W.A. Wijewardena, a deputy governor at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

"[Central bankers] often become unpopular, because they speak what members of the public least expect them to speak," said the Sri Lankan deputy. "This becomes much more importance when economies go through episodes of turbulence."

The deputy added: "When an economy is hit by a

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