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The IMF remains ready to support to Sri Lanka

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By ITN News Editor January 16, 2019 19:04

The IMF remains ready to support to Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan delegation to IMF headed by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera met with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C., Christine Lagarde to have discussions on resuming the IMF programme in Sri Lanka.
Minister Samaraweera had updated the IMF management on the recent developments regarding the Sri Lankan economy. The Sri Lankan delegation discussed the possibility of resuming the IMF programme with a view to stabilizing the economy following the disruptions of post 26th October, and stressed on Sri Lanka’s commitment to the economic reform agenda.
Managing Director Lagarde stated that the IMF remains ready to support Sri Lankan authorities in these endeavors and a team from the IMF is scheduled to visit Colombo in February 2019 to resume programme discussions. The Sri Lankan delegation included Non-Cabinet Minister of Public Distribution and Economic Reforms Harsha de Silva, Secretary to the Treasury Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, the Governor of Central Bank Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, and several other key officials were part of the entourage to the IMF.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 16, 2019 19:04
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