Sri Lankan central bank launches national financial inclusion strategy

Central Bank of Sri Lanka headquarters
Central Bank of Sri Lanka headquarters
Photo: Amithasundar

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) is taking charge of a new national financial inclusion strategy, a first for Sri Lanka, in a bid to unite the previously disparate strands of work on financial inclusion.

The central bank launched the NFIS on March 4, the culmination of a “multi-stakeholder effort” led by the CBSL with technical and financial support from the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group.

“The NFIS is strategically designed to align all isolated efforts of

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