Colombo, June 24 (newsin.asia): The International Monetary Fund (IMF) team currently in economically crippled Sri Lanka to finalize a bailout package, told President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday that it will help Sri Lanka overcome its troubles in line with the IMF’s policies.
The IMF’s representatives briefed the President on the preliminary round of discussions held with the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and other economic authorities and experts regarding the current situation.
The delegation reaffirmed its commitment to support Sri Lanka at this difficult time, in line with the IMF’s policies.
The President elaborated on the current economic situation and expressed his gratitude to the delegation for their support to Sri Lanka during these difficult times.
Senior Mission Chief to Sri Lanka, Peter Breuer, IMF’s Mission Chief for Sri Lanka Masahiro Nozaki, Resident Representative for Sri Lanka Tubagus Feridhanusetyawan, Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Department Anne-Marie Gulde, Alternative Executive Director, IMF Dr. C Amarasekara, and the Secretary to the President Gamini Senarath, Chief of Staff to the President Anura Dissanayake, Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Secretary to the Finance Ministry KMM Siriwardena, Deputy Finance Secretary MSS Saman Fernando, Deputy Governor TMJYP Fernando, Director, Department of Economic Research Dr. PKG Harischandra were also present on the discussion.