Capital Market Development Program (ADB-49365-001)

  • Sri Lanka
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Apr 20, 2016
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$ 0.50 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 20, 2016

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Project Description


A PPTA is required to effectively formulate the program which will support the government's commitment to meaningful capital market reform. The PPTA will build upon the ten point agenda (please refer to Appendix 5) that was established by Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE).


The PPTA is necessary to effectively formulate the Capital Market Development Program (CMDP) which will support the Government's commitment to meaningful capital market reform. The objective of the PPTA is to identify policy measures to support the development of a robust financial markets system in Sri Lanka that is well balanced, sustainable and resilient and that is able to effectively intermediate savings to finance investment.


The PPTA was implemented over 6 months, from April 2016 to September 2016. The consulting contract with ISC was awarded in June 2016. A team of 9 international consultants and 8 domestic consultants provided a total of 25 person-months of consulting services. Consulting firm was recruited, using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a standard quality-cost ratio of 90:10 because of the highly specialized expertise needed. ADB engaged the consulting firm in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2015, as amended from time to time). The selection of the consulting firm was based on the submission of a simplified technical proposal and effected by the quality- and cost-based selection process.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

TA 9105-SRI: Capital Market Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00

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Responsible ADB Officer Lambert, Donald J.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Planning
P.O. Box 277
The Secretariat Building, Colombo 1
Sri Lanka
Ministry of National Policies and Economics Affairs
"Miloda" (Old Times Building), 1st Floor,
Bristol Street, Colombo 01