Representatives appointed by the International Monetary Fund for Sri Lanka met President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. The meeting took place at the President’s House, Fort, Colombo.
The representatives will stay in Sri Lanka for a week to study at length the policy and issues relevant to reaching a diplomatic level agreement.
They briefed the President on the discussions held with the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank and other economic authorities and experts on the current situation.
The representatives stated that they look forward to assisting Sri Lanka in this difficult time in line with the policies of the International Monetary Fund.
The President elaborated on the current economic situation and thanked the delegation for their support to Sri Lanka during difficult times.
Peter Breuer, Senior Operations Head, International Monetary Fund Chief of Operations Masahiro Nozaki, Resident Agent Dr. Tubagus Feridhanu setyawan, Anne Marie Gulde, Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Department; Alternative Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, Dr. C. Amarasekera participated at the event
Also the Secretary to the President Gamini Senarath Chief of Staff to the President Anura Dissanayake Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Finance Secretary K.M. Siriwardena, Deputy Finance Secretary MSS Saman Fernando, Deputy Governor TMJYP Fernando ,Director of Department of Economic Research Dr Harischandra were present at this occasion.