Rajapaksa requests international organisations for financial assistance

In a telephonic conversation with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested international financial organizations to provide debt deferment facilities to fight back the novel coronavirus to developing nations like Sri Lanka.

In conversation with Dr. Tedros, Rajapaksa has requested him to have a talk with the head of several international financial organizations including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, etc, so as “to provide debt moratorium or debt re-profiling facilities for vulnerable developing countries like Sri Lanka whose economies depend on tourism, exports, remittances and foreign investment in debt and equity markets”.

The Rajapaksa-led Sri Lankan government has imposed a nation-wide curfew since March 20 and the entire country is under complete lockdown to curb the spread of the pandemic. Sri Lankan economy has been greatly impacted by far.

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