Swiss Re, J.B. Boda win Sri Lanka agri-insurance deal

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has chosen the Singapore unit of Swiss insurance group Swiss Re and J.B. Boda & Co, a reinsurance brokers in Singapore to cover agricultural insurance, a government spokesman said.

Swiss Re Asia PTE Ltd. and J.B. Boda & Co (S) PTE Ltd. will provide cover for agri-insurance funded by National Insurance Trust Fund for the period of 01-01-2018 to 31-12-2018, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratna told a news conference.

The Cabinet of ministers this week approved the proposal by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs for the re-insurance.

Agri-insurance provided by National Insurance Trust Fund has increased in recent times owing to bad weather with successive bouts of droughts and floods.
(COLOMBO, December 22, 2017)

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