Top lending agency throws media out of donor confab, Treasury Secretary apologises

Sri Lanka’s top civil servant in charge of the economy apologized to the media after they were thrown out of a donor meeting earlier in the week at the behest of a top lending agency. Sri Lanka’s top civil servant in charge of the economy apologized to the media after they were thrown out of a donor meeting earlier in the week at the behest of a top lending agency. “I am sorry we had to send you out so suddenly from the donor conference meeting,” Treasury Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundera said, sitting down at a scheduled discussion with the media.

“We did not think anyone would object to journalists being there.”

Agencies like the International Monetary Fund now adopt a policy of posting all documents with its counterparty countries on the web.

Starting from the time of Resident Representative Tom Morrison, the IMF became increasingly more transparent. The previous IMF resident representative carried it much further, and the policy seems unchanged under the new representative.

The Asian Development Bank, was made extremely transparent under John Cooney with journalists even being freely referred to even junior staff who was directly overseeing projects.

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