President and IMF delegation hold another discussion

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Another round of talks between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and the visiting International Monetary Fund (IMF) team was held Friday afternoon (26) with the aim of finding solutions to the ongoing financial crisis.

President Ranil Wickramasinghe joined the discussion from the President’s Office through Zoom and the two sides exchanged views positively, according to the President’s Media Division.

During the discussion an agreement has been reached to provide the additional information requested by the IMF team related to the Treasury including Electricity Bill Amendment, and Excise Act by next Monday.

IMF financial and legal advisors also participated in today’s discussion and another round of talks will be held on Wednesday. (31).

Peter Breuer, Head of the International Monetary Fund’s Negotiation Panel, Deputy Head Masahiro Nozaki, Tubagus Feridhanusetyawan, Permanent Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Sri Lanka, and Chief of Staff to the President and Senior Advisor to the President on National Security Sagala Ratnayake, President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and several other senior officers of the Central Bank were present on this occasion.


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