Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has held discussions with the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, regarding the current economic situation in the country.
The Office of the Prime Minister said, during the discussion, Premier Wickremesinghe requested that the staff-level delegation from the IMF visit Sri Lanka as soon as possible so that the staff-level agreement could be finalised.
The Prime Minister has noted that the negotiations regarding bridging finance were reliant on Sri Lanka and the IMF concluding a staff-level agreement.
The PMO said the IMF Managing Director had expressed her willingness to support Sri Lanka during these difficult times.
Sri Lanka is currently holding talks with the IMF to obtain nearly USD 4 billion to address the short-term financial issues.