Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) new Director General of South Asia Department Juan Miranda yesterday called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
He is on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka to meet with top Government officials and representatives from the private sector to discuss ADB’s development assistance to the country.
During the visit, Miranda was scheduled to have consultations with senior Government officials from key ministries on ADB’s operations in Sri Lanka, while pledging ADB’s continued support for the Government’s efforts to promote inclusive and sustainable growth.
Miranda was also scheduled to hold discussions with executives of private companies at a roundtable session organised by the Ministry of Finance and Planning.
This is Miranda’s first to Sri Lanka since taking up the position of Director General of ADB’s South Asia Department in April 2012.
As Director General of ADB’s South Asia Department, Miranda is responsible for leading ADB’s operations in Sri Lanka and five other countries, namely India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.