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International news brief: IMF delegation to visit Sri Lanka next week

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| Published: Sunday, August 21, 2022, 10:11 [IST]

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Colombo, Aug 21: A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is all set to visit Sri Lanka next week.

The IMF said that the visit will be from August 24 to August 31 and the main focus will be to continue discussions with the Sri Lankan authorities on economic and financial reforms and policies, reported Colombo Gazette.

International news brief: IMF delegation to visit Sri Lanka next week

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Story first published: Sunday, August 21, 2022, 10:11 [IST]

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