The World Bank's support for the modernization of Sri Lanka's agricultural sector continues

The World Bank has agreed to extend the aid for the agriculture sector modernization project implemented to introduce new technology to the agriculture sector in Sri Lanka for another 18 months.

The World Bank delegation that visited Sri Lanka recently lead by Mr. John Kayser, agro-economist Mrs. Karishma Wash and senior operations officer Mr. Asela Dissanayake,discussed the project with the Minister of Agriculture, Mahinda Amaraweera.

The Minister requested the World Bank delegation to continue on with this project as this project has significantly contributed the agricultural sector via modernization project. Accordingly, a World Bank delegation has agreed to provide an amount of US$ 30 million to maintain this project for another 18 months from May this year.



by Daily News Sri Lanka

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