Basil meets Indian counterpart, discusses enhancing economy cooperation

Basil meets Indian counterpart, discusses enhancing economy cooperation

Basil meets Indian counterpart, discusses enhancing economy cooperation

Written by Zulfick Farzan

01 Dec, 2021 | 5:09 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Finance sought ways and means of further enhancing economic cooperation with India, when he met the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi, today (01 Dec.)

The Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India and Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Finance discussed a range of issues pertaining to bilateral economic cooperation.

Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Finance had thanked for the support that India has provided to Sri Lanka in many different spheres through her economic cooperation programmes.

They discussed ways and means by which the existing bilateral economic cooperation programmes between the two countries could be further developed and enhanced.

An economist by profession, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has been the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India since May 2019.

Prior to that, she was the Minister of Defence from 2017 to 2019.

Smt. Sitharaman has also served as the State Minister of Finance and the State Minister (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

S R Attygalle, Secretary to the Treasury and Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda and officials were also at the discussion

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