The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a 48-month extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with an amount of SDR 2.286 billion (395 percent of quota or about US$3 billion), the IMF said a short while ago.
The IMF said that Sri Lanka has been hit hard by a catastrophic economic and humanitarian crisis. The economy is facing significant challenges stemming from pre-existing vulnerabilities and policy missteps in the lead-up to the crisis, further aggravated by a series of external shocks, the IMF said.
The EFF-supported program aims to restore Sri Lanka’s macroeconomic stability and debt sustainability, mitigate the economic impact on the poor and vulnerable, safeguard financial sector stability, and strengthen governance and growth potential. The Executive Board’s decision will enable an immediate disbursement equivalent to SDR 254 million (about US$333 million) and catalyze financial support from other development partners, the IMF said.
Buddhist Tuesday, 21 March 2023 05:13 AM
This $333 million will be used by Ranil to maintain his mega cabinet and state ministers. If anything is left behind he will build the homes for those MPs whose homes were burnt. Part of the money will also go towards paying his "UNP Boys" who are part of his bandwagon. Now once again we also see Ravi Karunanayake with Ranil who is acting as his broker bringing people to Ranil.
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