U.S. Department of the Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Asia Robert Kaproth visited Sri Lanka in June 5 – 6 and met President Ranil Wickremesinghe and a range of officials in the country.
DAS Kaproth’s visit to Sri Lanka focused on gaining a clear understanding of Sri Lanka’s latest macroeconomic and financial conditions and outlook. During his visit, US Ambassador Julie Chung and DAS Kaproth met with President Ranil Wickremesinghe and reaffirmed the United States would continue to explore areas in which our engagement and support help Sri Lanka to overcome its economic challenges and continue its structural reforms, the embassy said in a media release.
The visit also included meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Sabry, Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera, State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe, Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe and Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa.
DAS Kaproth also met with officials of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and Asia Development Bank to further communication and coordination in assisting Sri Lanka to deepen its reforms and achieve healthy and sustainable growth.