Sri Lanka plans donor conference with China, India and Japan

Sri Lanka will hold a donor conference with China, India and Japan, as the island nation seeks overseas assistance to overcome the worst economic crisis since its independence, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament yesterday.

“We need the support of India, Japan and China, who have been historic allies,” he said.

A high-level delegation from India is expected to arrive today for talks on additional support from New Delhi, while a special team from the U.S. Treasury would visit next week, Wickremesinghe said.