The first in a series of discussions aimed at assessing the progress of economic reforms outlined in the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was convened at the President’s Office today (14) morning.
These discussions are slated to span a two-week period, with the final review scheduled for September 26th, presided over by President Ranil Wickramasinghe.
Today’s meeting was attended by key representatives, including Minister of State for Finance Shehan Semasinghe, Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayake, Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake, Senior Advisor to the President on Economic Affairs Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Finance Ministry Secretary Mahinda Siriwardena, and Central Bank Governor Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe.
The International Monetary Fund was represented by a delegation led by Peter Breuer, Senior Chief Operating Officer, and included Katya Svirydzenka, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Mike Li, Sophia Zhang, Dmitriy Rozhkov, Noda Noda Selim, Sandesh Dhungana, Nui Miao, Joei Turkewitz, and Nuong Lan Vu. Mark Adams participated in the discussion remotely via online technology.