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Sri Lanka successfully completing pre-requisites for IMF support, hope for quick deal

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Drivers push auto rickshaws in a line to buy petrol from a fuel station amid Sri Lanka’s economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka is successfully completing pre-requisites to unlock a $2.9 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and expects consent from the global lender without delay, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday.

“We are successfully completing the difficult stage required to get support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). We expect to get their consent without delay,” Wickremesinghe said in his address to the nation to mark the 75th Independence Day.

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