President meets IMF representatives


A preliminary round of discussions with the International Monetary Fund, with the aim of finding solutions to the financial crisis facing Sri Lanka, was held yesterday afternoon (24) at the President’s Office under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Discussions focused on the financial crisis Sri Lanka is presently facing. 

It was further decided to hold another round of discussions on Friday, 26 August and to discuss technical issues with the officials of the Central Bank in the future.

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 Adviser to the President on National Security Sagala Ratnayake, President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, and several others were present on this occasion.