World Bank Vice President for South Asia, Hartwig Schafer, today concluded a six-day visit to Sri Lanka, reiterating the World Bank’s commitment to support Sri Lanka’s inclusive and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasizing the importance of investing in human capital. During meetings with the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa; Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa; Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa and other senior officials, Schafer discussed the government’s priorities for Sri Lanka’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and key areas of World Bank support. President Rajapaksa discussed his vision to address these global pressures through his plans for an energy transition and to upgrade skills and the investment climate to respond to market demands. Schafer wrapped up his visit with the signing of the $500 million Inclusive Connectivity and Development Project, which will provide safe, climate-resilient roads to connect agricultural supply chains in Sri Lanka.
- National Police Commission appoints Provincial Directors to investigate public complaints against police officers
- The circular issued to enhance benefits to pensioners under Agrahara Insurance Cover suspended.