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Briefing Paper: Political Party Positions on SOE Privatisation in Sri Lanka

With impending elections in 2024, various political parties have been declaring their different interests in the handling of SOEs through their own respective party economic policies and positions on the management of public assets. This report is a documentation and comparative analysis of key political party positions on State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) privatisation in Sri Lanka, in the backdrop of the 2022 economic crisis and the economic reforms programme that the Wickremesinghe-led government embarked upon.

This report documents the positions of four mainstream political parties in Sri Lanka. These include the two main coalition partners of the Wickremesinghe-Rajapaksa government (United National Party and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna), and the two opposition parties considered as the forerunners in upcoming elections (Samagi Jana Balawegaya and the National People’s Power). The briefing paper can be downloaded at the following link:

About this Series

Muragala | CPPP’s Series on Political Party Positions on Reforms in Sri Lanka examines political party positions on key areas related to the reforms undertaken by the Sri Lankan government in response to the 2022 crisis. Briefing papers on party positions on other economic reforms, the national question, and governance and constitutional reforms are forthcoming.

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