Country Programming with the Asian Development Bank

Country Programming Mission was held between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Asian Development Bank from 16 to 18 August 2023 at the ADB Headquarters.

Mr. Priyantha Rathnayake, the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury who headed the Government delegation, had discussions with Mr. Shixin Chen, the Vice President of ADB and other senior officials of ADB as well as the senior Directors in- charge of each of the sectors.

Following the strategic dialogue taken place during the three day period to finalize the annual Country Programming exercise, a five year lending and non-lending indicative pipeline from ADB resources was formulated. The total resource envelope expects from ADB to finance high priority needs of the country, specifically targeting the ongoing structural reform program of the country, exceeds USD 4 billion.