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    Sri Lanka Finance Secretary Says Talks With IMF Are Ongoing

    (Bloomberg) — Sri Lanka continues to discuss with the International Monetary Fund for a lending program, Finance Secretary S. R. Attygalle said. The presentation of the 2021 budget in November would “provide a clearer policy path,” Attygalle said in a telephone interview Thursday, without elaborating on the details of the program. Citigroup Inc. in a report Wednesday cited Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Finance Ajith Cabraal as saying in a call that the “initial urgency” for IMF financing is no longer there, arguing that the nation has enough resources to manage their debt repayments. The government in April had asked the lender for funds under its Rapid Financing Instrument, while…

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