New Finance Minister holds meetings with several envoys

Newly appointed Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa had meetings with several envoys based in Colombo.

Rajapaksa said that he articulated his commitment to collaborate closely with all of Sri Lanka’s international allies in bringing investments to the country.

“Full day of meetings with several Ambassadors and High Commissioners to articulate my commitment to collaborate closely with all our international allies in bringing investments to SL which will accelerate growth and open new opportunities for Sri Lankans,” the new Finance Minister said.

Basil Rajapaksa met diplomats from India, the US, UK, China, the EU, France and Russia, among others.

Meanwhile, the Indian High Commission in Colombo tweeted saying High Commissioner Gopal Baglay called Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa and handed over a letter from India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The Indian Finance Minister had conveyed her felicitations to the new Sri Lankan Minister.

Rajapaksa and Sitharaman also discussed several matters of mutual interest in the economic sphere especially in the context of economic recovery across the globe post Covid. (Colombo Gazette)


    • Couldn’t agree more. Anyone know what Basil’s economic credentials are ? Geez, if only we had some capable reporters.

  1. Why the American citizenship is important to Basil?

    Why his brothers would change the Constitution to pave the way for Basil to become a minister?

    Do the Rajapaksas have significant amount of assets in the US?

    Are they protecting their overseas assets through Basil Rajapaksa?

  2. It was a great pleasure of meeting fellow American :—)))

    You are fooling yourselves, if you think Basil Rajapaksa is faithful to you.

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