Sri Lanka’s economic development process, and assured support for its fiscal policy reforms and economic growth were commended by both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently.

With extensive reforms to IMF surveillance activities and financing facilities in recent years, Deputy Managing Director of the IMF Mitsuhiro Furusawa further emphasised that the IMF remains a committed partner of Sri Lanka through regular policy dialogue and technical support.

Meanwhile, Vice President for the South Asia Region of the World Bank Annette Dixon stated that Sri Lanka would receive the assistance of the World Bank to strengthen its economy. She also pointed out that the World Bank would send a special investigation team to look into solid waste management in the island.