October, 23, 2020
The World Bank Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Mr. Faris Hadad-Zervos, accompanied by the World Bank Country Manager for Sri Lanka, Ms. Chiyo Kanda, paid a courtesy call on Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Deshamanya Professor W. D. Lakshman, today. They discussed various matters of mutual interest.
Governor Lakshman emphasised the need to rethink support provided by multilateral financial institutions to enable emerging and developing economies to strengthen their production and innovative capacity in particular, thereby enhancing economic stability and resilience of such countries.
Among other matters discussed were ongoing and future World Bank support for several sectors in Sri Lanka, in particular, the education and health sectors as well as SME informal sector.