President calls on int’l donor agencies to grant debt moratorium

25 March 2020 06:08 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested international donor agencies to provide a debt moratorium or debt deferment facility to all vulnerable developing nations to the COVID-19 risk.

Presidential Media Division said in a statement that the President had urged Director General of the World Health Organization to forward this request to multi-lateral and bilateral lending agencies.
President points out this relief would be helpful to manage COVID-19 Social Distancing, Public Health and Social Security Systems in those countries, the statement added.

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  • Francis Wednesday, 25 March 2020 06:24 PM

    Do not open your mouth please. Too early too let’s wait for next 72 hours

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 25 March 2020 06:26 PM

    The whole world is in turmoil. China and the West need to take responsibility for this situation. I am not sure if International monitory agencies can take this burden.

    vithura Wednesday, 25 March 2020 08:15 PM

    Understandable to ask China, but why the West they did not create this virus!

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 25 March 2020 06:29 PM

    Finally we have accepted the fact that although we call Sri Lanka a mid income country , in reality it is a poor underdeveloped country. Fact are stubborn and not sweet on the ear.

    Mohd Ali Wednesday, 25 March 2020 08:32 PM

    I guess the classification is not our choice?

    Sammy Wednesday, 25 March 2020 06:57 PM

    China should be asked the biggest debt moratorium.

    Buddhist Wednesday, 25 March 2020 07:00 PM

    From the time Mahinda came to power he is with a begging bowl, where is the money that he said he will find to service debt?

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 25 March 2020 07:13 PM

    All nations are vulnerable and undergoing turmoil but none of them have self inflicted financial crisis in the manner Sri Lanka has.

    Rajpriya, G - Germany Wednesday, 25 March 2020 07:51 PM

    Brother says they have ample funds, and now we are begging donor agencies to provide a debt moratorium or debt deferment facility to all vulnerable developing nations.

    kuthbuddin Wednesday, 25 March 2020 07:51 PM

    this how we voted mutt individual to make a prosperous well develop country who destroyed mother Lanka with their greed for power by doing conflicts withing different communities 30 year war which bled my sri lanka .now this so next what ever election bring new breed with progressive covid 19 is an eye opener.god bless mother sri lanka.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 25 March 2020 08:13 PM

    Now you need the UN and begging for money but you do not want to hand over your war criminals to international justice. Where is now your national patriotism my Great Dictator?

    A Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:19 PM

    Francis shut yr mouth

    Rehan osmam Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:01 PM

    Sir dont worry first we will get out of this virus

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