British Asia News Network- AD
Colombo: The World Bank VP Hartwig Schafer, is on his first visit to Sri Lanka to review country’s development priorities and how WB can continue to support Lanka.
“Sri Lanka has made good progress in reducing poverty and ranks the highest in South Asia in terms of human capital development” said Schafer. “To continue its journey towards a high middle-income country and create more quality jobs for its people, Sri Lanka needs to continue focusing on better fiscal health, boosting its competitiveness as a tourism, logistics and IT hub and managing climate change risks. The World Bank will continue to provide its best expertise to support Sri Lanka’s future growth”.
Hartwig Schafer during his 3 day visit,will meet HE President Maithripala Sirisena, Hon. Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremasinghe and senior government officials including the Minister of Finance, Hon.Mangala Samaraweera, State Minister of Finance, Hon. Eran Wickremaratne the Mayor of Colombo, HW. Rosy Senanayake and the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Indrajith Coomaraswamy.