Response to a Query on India-Sri Lanka discussions on financial matters

In response to a media query on India-Sri Lanka discussions regarding financial matters, the Spokesperson of the High Commission of India in Sri Lanka said that in the context of the situation concerning Sri Lankan economy’s external sector, the two countries have been engaged in close and constructive discussions on rescheduling Sri Lanka’s repayment to India, and on currency swap under bilateral and SAARC arrangements.

The matter had been taken up at the leadership level and has been followed up by senior functionaries bilaterally. Most recently, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka held discussions at senior levels in Colombo yesterday and today, on progressing the ongoing official discussions regarding Sri Lanka’s requirements.

In the post-COVID world, India remains committed to partner Sri Lanka closely for the latter’s sustained economic recovery and shared prosperity.

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