23 countries support Sri Lanka’s IMF approach

23 countries support Sri Lanka’s IMF approach

23 countries support Sri Lanka’s IMF approach

Written by Zulfick Farzan

23 Sep, 2022 | 9:12 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The foreign diplomats in Sri Lanka have assured President Ranil Wickremesinghe of their support to get the assistance of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Sri Lanka to recover from the economic crisis, said the President's Media Division.

They made this assurance on Thursday (22) at the Ambassadors’ Forum on Debt Restructuring and IMF Program held at the President’s Office chaired by the President.

Ambassadors from 23 countries, both members and non-members of Paris Club participated at the Forum.

The foreign ambassadors expressed their confidence that Sri Lanka would be able to get out of this situation.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that it was the government’s expectation to overcome the economic challenge that the country is facing and assured that all possible measures would be taken in the endeavour.

Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and Finance Ministry Secretary Mahinda Siriwardana explained the progress of the discussions held with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the current economic situation in Sri Lanka.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that it was a challenge the country had to face to ensure a better future for the next generation. The President said further that transparency and equal treatment would be ensured and maintained at all times.

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