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SL, IMF talks a success

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sdg9IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, who met in Washington, have held successful talks.Following their talks, a joint statement was issued.“We had a fruitful discussion about recent economic developments in Sri Lanka and the near-term outlook. These discussions will continue in the context of the next regularly scheduled Post-Program Monitoring mission led by Todd Schneider, which will visit Sri Lanka from 23 February through 4 March. IMF Asia and Pacific Department Director Changyong Rhee will also join the mission to meet with senior officials.

“The Post-Program Monitoring mission is expected to be followed by IMF technical assistance missions focused on tax policy and administration, public financial management, and financial sector supervision.
“Management level dialogue will continue on the occasion of the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank in April,” the statement added.