Sri Lanka asks for international debt relief on Coronavirus hit

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has asked international lending agencies to give debt relief for vulnerable nations as a Coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc around the world.

“President Gotabaya Rajapaksa requests international donor agencies to provide a debt moratorium or debt deferment facility to all vulnerable developing nations to the COVID – 19 risk,” his office said in a statement.

“President had urged Director General of the World Health Organization to forward this request to multi-lateral and bilateral lending agencies.”

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