Sri Lanka visit by World Bank managing director

Nov 14, 2012 (LBO) – World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati will visit Sri Lanka from November 15 to 19, to discuss the climate for private sector investment and seek ways for the to support the country further, the multilateral lender said. “Sri Lanka has made great strides in overcoming poverty as it transitions from a lower income to a middle income country,” Indrawati said in a statement.

“Sri Lanka is working hard to consolidate social inclusion, peace, and security and we want to help its people build on that success so that everyone has a chance to reach their potential.

“I am looking forward to visiting Sri Lanka to discuss how we can strengthen our partnership with the government to address national priorities and create opportunities for its people.”

Indrawati will discuss the climate for private sector involvement in Sri Lanka. She will meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa, senior officials, representatives from the private sector, civil society, the opposition and media.

She is one of three managing directors of the World Bank.

She is responsible for the institution’s operations in all regions of the world. In addition, she oversees integrity, sanctions and evaluation and suspension, offices of the lender

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