Blog: Sri Lanka president says IMF accord pushed back to September after unrest – AP By Reuters – Investing.com

Sri Lanka president says IMF accord pushed back to September after unrest - AP© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Ranil Wickremesinghe who has been elected as the Eighth Executive President under the Constitution speaks to media as he leaves a Buddhist temple, amid the country’s economic crisis, in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 20, 2022. REUTERS/ Dinuka Liyana

(Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Saturday that an agreement with the International Monetary Fund has been pushed back to September due to the unrest over the past weeks, the Associated Press reported.

Wickremesinghe, in his first speech since he was elected by parliament, said even though he when prime minister had aimed to reach an agreement by early August, it has now been pushed back by a month, the report said.

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