04 May 2020 – Financial Aid sent to South Asian region and appeals for aid from international financial institutions.

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs
Intervention Categories: International relations; Foreign aid
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Overview: The President endorsed the declaration of the NAM Summit called. Commended the “COVID 19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan” and the establishment of the United Nations COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Sri Lanka reiterates its call and joins global appeals for international financial institutions and donors to provide debt relief and greater financial assistance to vulnerable countries and ensure that all countries have unrestricted access to vital medical resources required to respond to this virus. It is important to also focus on their needs at this particular juncture and accord the necessary financial support to avert negative economic consequences.

Full details here: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/index.php/2020/05/04/speech-by-president-gotabaya-rajapaksa-at-nam-online-summit/?lang=en

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: International – government
Evidence/Justification: Measures to provide mutual support to overcome an economic recession.