1. Our Sri Lankan authorities are appreciative of the constructive discussions they had in Colombo with the staff mission and of the resulting comprehensive assessment of the economy and reports produced. They would like to thank the Management, Executive Board and staff for the continued productive engagement with Sri Lanka.
2. Despite deepening global uncertainties, a significant economic transformation is taking place in Sri Lanka, benefiting from post-conflict optimism, political stability, infrastructure development and implementation of reforms. These developments have benefitted from the support provided by the IMF-SBA, which was successfully concluded in July 2012.