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Govt. will extend its full support to ensure CBSL functions independently: Prez

8 months ago

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had a meeting today (28) with the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr.P. Nandalal Weerasinghe and Monetary Board member Sanjeeva Jayawardena PC and fully assured them that the Governor and the Monetary Board has his fullest and unqualified assurance of freedom to discharge their functions independently and without any extraneous constraints. The President's Media Division added that the president also sought a briefing of the progress of the IMF programme, as well as of the economic recovery process. The Governor gave a full briefing on the satisfactory progress of the talks with IMF at technical stage and emphasized the importance of advancing towards securing an IMF assistance expeditiously, which would in turn, facilitate the all important, debt re-structuring process. He also briefed the President of the numerous, multi pronged measures put in place by the Governor, with the support of the Monetary Board, in respect of the economic recovery process. The President expressed his confidence in these measures and thanked the governor once again for accepting this post during very trying circumstances. The President also assured an interactive process and indicated that the Governor and the Monetary Board would be accorded any assistance required in his capacity as the Head of State, including engaging with his international counterparts, at the highest level of state engagement, in order to assist Sri Lanka's economic recovery process. The Governor thanked the President for reposing his confidence and for the assurance of full independence and autonomy.

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