Sri Lankan governor warns of danger to IMF deal as chaos mounts

Weerasinghe says talks over IMF bailout package must continue, as president tries to flee country

Sri Lanka Central Bank HQ building
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka

The governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka warned that the massive political unrest in the country is endangering bailout talks with the International Monetary Fund.

P Nandalal Weerasinghe told Reuters on July 11 that he would stay in office but said Sri Lanka needed to install a new government. Both president Gotabaya Rajapaksa and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have said they will leave office after massive demonstrations over Sri Lanka’s economic crisis this weekend.


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