| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

IMF says Sri Lanka is on track for an agreement with it

The Sri Lankan government and the International Monetary Financial had fruitful and constructive conversations about economic policies and reforms that would be backed by an IMF extended fund facility agreement, according to a release on Thursday.

The declaration raises optimism that the nation in crisis can straighten out its public finances and reassure lenders.

“The discussions will continue virtually with a view to reaching a staff-level agreement on the EFF arrangement in the near term,” IMF said.

The island of 22 million people is facing its worst financial crisis in decades, which has left it struggling to pay for essential imports and forced it to default on some foreign debt.

  • Reuters