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* Sri Lankan President, IMF Chief discuss debt restructuring, financial reforms, vital economic issues
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 09:56 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 21, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe met with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York to discuss crucial economic issues including debt restructuring and financial reforms.

During the meeting, Ms. Georgieva and President Wickremesinghe delved into the ongoing financial sector reforms and the substantial progress made in debt restructuring initiatives.

The IMF Managing Director commended the Sri Lankan government for its effective measures in curbing inflation and nurturing a conducive environment for business growth, as well as the flourishing tourism industry. She expressed her satisfaction with the government’s commitment to enhancing the overall economic landscape.

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Ali Sabry, President’s Secretary Mr. Saman Ekanayake, Ambassador Mr. Mahinda Samarasinghe, UN Permanent Representative Mr. Mohan Peiris and President’s Advisor Mr. Dinesh Weerakkody alongside senior officials representing both Sri Lanka and the International Monetary Fund participated in the discussions.


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