Sri Lanka: President appoints economics and finance task force – Asia

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(ANSA) – New Delhi, April 07 – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a committee of economic and fiscal experts to be responsible for dealing with the country’s grave crisis. Among the group’s members are Indrajit Kumaraswamy, former governor of the country’s central bank, Shantha Devarajan, former chief economist of the World Bank and Sharmini Kore, former deputy director of the IMF for Africa.

In a press release from the President’s Office, it is learned that the committee has the mandate to meet all the major institutions to evaluate the proposals of the International Monetary Fund to deal with the debt crisis and identify a sustainable and inclusive path to recovery. Work will happen. Country”.

Street protests in recent days have led to the resignation of the entire executive body except the President and the Prime Minister, their leader Mahinda. But the anger and outrage of deep crisis is still unheard of, thousands of people are still on the streets.

The Indian Ambassador in Colombo said that yesterday India made two supplies of fuel: 36,000 tonnes of oil and 40,000 tonnes of diesel. Delhi had recently announced a loan of one billion dollars to the country. (handle).

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