Onlanka News – By Janaka Alahapperuma – (Pix By: Sudath Silva)
Visiting World Bank Vice President for South Asia Ms. Isabel Guerrero paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently at the President’s House in Colombo.
The main focus of the key meeting between President Rajapaksa and the top of World Bank official was on the development assistance and possible support by the World Bank to Sri Lanka, especially on the government’s post-conflict massive development projects. Ms Guerrero is on a three day official visit to Sri Lanka to review the World Bank funded development projects. She visited Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu to monitor number of such projects in areas previously under Tamil tiger control.
Currently Sri Lanka is receiving funds from International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank. Additional funds draw from the IBRD for major infrastructure development projects. Ms Naoko Ishii, World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives, Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President, P.B.Jayasundara, Treasury Secretary and Ajith Nivad Cabral, Central Bank Governor were also present at the meeting.