Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa has left to India for an official visit this afternoon.
Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s wife and Secretary to the Ministry of Finance SR Attygalle will also join the official visit.
The aim of the visit is to secure a loan amounting to one billion US dollars.
It was proposed to obtain the loan in order to obtain essential goods including fuel, food and medicine for Sri Lanka.
Minister of External Affairs of India S Jaishankar recently held a discussion online with Minister Basil Rajapaksa regarding the loan facility.
India also granted a foreign exchange facility of nearly 900 million US dollars to Sri Lanka.