Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera met with the Director for South Asia of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank, Mengistu Alemayehu, in Washington.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund/World Bank. Wide ranging discussions focused on ways and means of enhancing mutual cooperation to promote private sector contribution for the economic development of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan delegation comprised Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, Senior Advisor to the Finance Ministry Mr. Mano Tittawella, Deputy Secretary to the Treasury Mr. S.R. Attygalle, Additional Director General Mr. Ajith Abeysekara and Mrs. Hemantha Pubudusiri, Director of the External Resources Department, while Mengistu Alemayehu was accompanied by Ms. Idah Pswarayi-Riddihough, WB Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives and Ms. Amena Arif, IFC Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives.