IMF’s first program review for Sri Lanka...

September 15, 2023  

 

The inaugural meeting to assess Sri Lanka’s progress in the implementation of the new economic reforms proposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was held at the Presidential Secretariat on Thursday (Sept. 14).

These discussions are held over a period of two weeks and the final discussion of the review is scheduled to be held on September 26 under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Representing the Sri Lankan government in this deliberation were Finance State Minister Shehan Semasinghe, President’s Senior Adviser on National Security and Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka, President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, Advisor to the President on Economic Affairs Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Finance Ministry Secretary Mahinda Siriwardana and Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe.

The IMF delegation featured prominent figures such as Peter Breuer ( Senior Mission Chief), Katya Svirydzenka ( Deputy Mission Chief), Mike Li, Sophia Zhang, Dmitriy Rozhkov, Noda Selim, Sandesh Dhungana, Nui Miao, Mark Adams (virtual), Joei Turkewitz, Nuong Lan Vu.

--PMD

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