A meeting between the representatives appointed by the International Monetary Fund for Sri Lanka and President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was held at the President’s Residence, Fort yesterday (24) afternoon.
The delegation will stay in Sri Lanka for a week to study at length the policy and issues relevant to reaching a staff-level agreement.
They briefed the President on the discussions with economic authorities and experts, including the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank.
The delegation 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 Chief Operating Officer of the International Monetary Fund; Masahiro Nozaki, Chief Operating Officer; Resident Representative Dr. Tubagus Feridhanu Setyawan, Anne Marie Gulde, Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Department; Dr. C. Amarasekera, Alternative Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, Gamini Senarath, Secretary to the President, Anura Dissanayake, Chief of Staff to the President, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Governor of the Central Bank, KMM Siriwardena, Secretary to the Finance Secretary, MSS Saman Fernando, Deputy Governor TMJYP Fernando and Director of the Economic Research Department Dr. PKG Harischandra were also present.