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Foreign ambassadors assure that they will provide full support to SL to recover from the economic crisis

Foreign ambassadors have assured the President that they will provide full support to Sri Lanka to get assistance from the International Monetary Fund to recover from the economic crisis.

They mentioned this in the discussion held at the President’s Office yesterday afternoon (22) chaired by President Ranil Wickramasinghe to inform foreign ambassadors about debt restructuring and getting support from the International Monetary Fund.

Ambassadors from the Paris Club and 23 countries that are not members of the Paris Club were present for this discussion.

The foreign ambassadors who mentioned that they will give their full support to Sri Lanka to get out of this situation, also expressed confidence that Sri Lanka will be able to get out of this crisis soon.

President Ranil Wickramasinghe, who spoke here, stated that the only challenge facing Sri Lanka is this economic crisis, and it is his hope to overcome it for the sake of future generations.

The president also said that he hopes to complete the discussions regarding debt restructuring by the end of this year.

President Ranil Wickramasinghe, who thanked the foreign ambassadors, further stated that the government works with transparency and equality at all times.

The Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Mahinda Siriwardena and the Governor of the Central Bank, Nandalal Weerasinghe presented a background report on the current economic situation and debt restructuring in Sri Lanka.

Ministers of State Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Tharaka Balasuriya, Shehan Semasinghe, Presidential Senior Adviser on National Security, Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayake, Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aruni Jayawardena and government officials attended the event.

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