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Finance State Minister meets with IMF, WB teams in Washington, DC

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): Finance State Minister Shehan Semasinghe has met with the delegations from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington DC, at the 2023 IMF – World Bank Spring meetings.

The delegations are prepared to discuss with their partners to enhance Sri Lanka’s economic recovery towards long term stability.

The Minister said he held a positive discussion with Anne Bjerde, the Managing Director for Operations at the WB on Sri Lanka’s reform agenda, and how the global body will support the island nation for its economic recovery.

Semasinghe also met with Dr. Krishnamurthy Subramanian, the Executive Director of the IMF, to discuss Sri Lanka’s ambitious reform agenda and commitment to the successful implementation of the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility programme.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Finance State Minister also met with the WB team specialised in social safety net interventions, cash transfer initiatives and developing effective delivery systems.

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