Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to make a special statement tomorrow (16) regarding the financial crisis in the country.
During the past few days after taking oaths as the Prime Minister for the sixth time, he has been holding talks with diplomats in Colombo and representatives of donor agencies.
The office of the Prime Minister said Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe held discussions with country representatives of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank regarding the current economic crisis in the country.
The discussions with the organizations focused on assistance for the issues facing the supply of medicine, food and fertiliser.
In a statement, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said along with meeting representatives of the two international financial organisations, he has also held discussions with foreign envoys regarding the formation of an international consortium.
While explaining that discussions have been positive, the Prime Minister stated that the government is facing the immediate challenge of securing funds to pay for the fuel requirement for this coming week.
Due to the dollar shortages in the banks, the government is now exploring other options of securing the necessary funding.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe also noted that the 21st Amendment to the Constitution will be taken up for discussion tomorrow. It will then be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval.