Sri Lanka seeks bridging finance by donor nations until IMF bailout

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Sri Lanka has briefed the donor nations on the current crisis situation in the country and measures taken to alleviate it.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Professor G. L. Peiris along with Minister of Finance, M. U. M. Ali Sabry, PC and the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe at a briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 12 April 2022, has informed the donor nations of the current economic situation in the country.

The Diplomatic community was informed of the measures which are being put in place and preliminary arrangements for discussion with the International Monetary Fund next week, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

The Ministers invited bridging finance by donor nations during the intervening period. They responded to questions and participated in wide ranging discussions.

Foreign Secretary Admiral Prof. Jayanath Colombage was also present at the briefing.

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