Basil discusses economic cooperation with Indian counterpart
Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Finance, sought to further enhance economic cooperation with India, when he met Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi, yesterday (1).
Rajapaksa thanked the support India had given to Sri Lanka in many spheres through economic cooperation programmes. They discussed how existing economic programmes between the two countries could be further enhanced.
The two Ministers discussed a range of issues pertaining to bilateral economic cooperation.
An economist by profession, Sitharaman has been the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister of India since May 2019. Prior to that, she was the Minister of Defence from 2017 to 2019.
Sitharaman has also served as the State Minister of Finance and the State Minister (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. S.R. Attygalle, Secretary to the Treasury and Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to India, Milinda Moragoda and officials also attended the discussion. (SRM)