Central Bank clarifies erroneous news report on inflation citing Governor

August 17, 2022 at 10:11 AM

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has issued a clarification on a new report circulating on social media platforms on inflation citing the Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe.

Issuing a statement, the CBSL said that Sinhala translations of articles construed to be authored by Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, in English, have been circulating on websites and social media platforms these days.

Of late, there have been numerous instances where articles under the topic “Inflation is not a problem, but a solution…..This Economic Crisis may be the best thing that happened to us – says Central Bank Governor” or similar topics have been circulating widely on social media.

The CBSL said that neither Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe nor the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is responsible for the article on the topic of “Inflation is not a problem, but a solution” authored by other individuals under the guise of Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe or the contents thereof. (NewsWire)