Staff from the global lender will be in Colombo from August 24 to 31, the IMF said.
The island nation defaulted on its $51 billion foreign debt in April and is seeking help from the International Monetary Fund after months of food, fuel and medicine shortages
The SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam told reporters that the request was made at a meeting held with President Wickremesinghe on Thursday, amid reports that Rajapaksa, who fled the country last month following unprecedented anti-government protests, may return to Sri Lanka next week.
"Someone needs to call in, invite the main creditor nations. We will ask Japan to do it," President Ranil Wickremesinghe told Reuters in an interview, adding that he would travel to Tokyo next month and hold talks with Japanese premier Fumio Kishida.
Sri Lanka is in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis that has led to severe shortages of fuel and other essentials.
This is the first official confirmation of the Ahmedabad-based Indian renewable energy giant’s two investments in crisis-hit Sri Lanka’s energy sector.
The standing paddy crop across most of this major rice growing belt is stunted for the second successive season because of the lack of fertiliser, according to farmers, a union leader and local government officials.
The Yuan Wang 5 entered the Hambantota deep sea port after securing permission to enter Sri Lankan waters on the condition it will not engage in any research, port officials said.
President Wickremesinghe will attend the handover ceremony, the Sri Lankan Airforce spokesman Captain Dushan Wijesinghe said.
Chennai Port Trust Chairman Sunil Paliwal intervened to say, India already responded strongly on the issue relating to the Chinese ship and cautioned that the "security situation of a country should not be discussed like this."
In an interview to PTI, Scotland also talked about India’s prominent role in combating the global food crisis and said that the Commonwealth is working towards bringing about a more holistic approach to ensure food security.
Both China and India have tried to expand their influence in Sri Lanka, which is facing its worst economic crisis in its post-independence history.
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The Chinese ballistic missile and satellite tracking ship, 'Yuan Wang 5', was earlier scheduled to arrive on Thursday and remain at the port until August 17 for replenishment.
Root has been ruling the roost at the top of the Test rankings since June, with the Englishman enjoying a fine World Test Championship, and in a rich vein of form under new coach Brendon McCullum.
According to a Friday media report, Gotabaya Rajapaksa is staying at a hotel in the centre of Thailand's capital where authorities have recommended him to stay indoors for security reasons.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is currently in Singapore after fleeing Sri Lanka in July amid mass anti-government protests, is seeking refuge in Thailand as his Singapore visa runs out on Thursday.
Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapakshe presented the bill, which would transfer some presidential powers including those to appoint independent election commission members, police and public service officials, and bribery and corruption investigators into the hands of a constitutional council comprising lawmakers and respected non-political persons.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe praised the Sri Lankan Army on Tuesday for guarding Parliament when opposition protesters attempted to seize the building during the widespread revolt last month, saying their "timely action" maintained the country's sovereignty, democracy, and constitution.
The Yuan Wang 5 was due to arrive on Thursday at the Chinese-built and leased Hambantota port in Sri Lanka's south for five days for replenishment. It is currently sailing in the east Indian Ocean, according to Refinitiv Eikon.
SriLankan has to reduce its $850 million of debt before privatisation because investors may otherwise want the government takes on part of the debt, like in the case of Air India. It may not be easy to sell the whole of the airline, which owns the rights to the airport and landing rights on a government-to-government basis.
The Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) would invest in storage tanks and other equipment while the dealers are expected to have the land and bear other infrastructure costs, Lanka IOC Managing Director Manoj Gupta said.
Officials suspect the nine athletes and a manager from the crisis-hit country want to remain in the UK, possibly to get employment.
The Chinese space and satellite tracking research vessel ’Yuan Wang 5’ was scheduled to dock at the Hambantota Port from August 11 to 17, weeks after Sri Lanka witnessed a major political turmoil following massive mass protests over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades.
Sri Lanka's newly-elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday invited the political parties to form an all-party government to overcome the current economic crisis as the Parliament reconvened after a seven-day adjournment.