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Sri Lanka President urges for international debt relief

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appealed to international donor agencies to provide debt relief to vulnerable, developing nations who have been hit by the COVID-19 virus, his office said in a statement here Wednesday.

The statement said President Rajapaksa had urged Director General of the World Health Organization to forward this request to multi-lateral and bilateral lending agencies as economic conditions of these countries were affected by the virus outbreak.

“President points out this relief would be helpful to manage COVID-19 Social Distancing, Public Health and Social Security Systems in these countries,” the statement said.

Sri Lanka’s economy has been affected in recent days since the country remains under a curfew to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 which has so far infected 101 people while over 200 remain under observation in hospitals.

Over 11,500 are also under quarantine in homes and centers.

Author: TELO Admin