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Sri Lanka and ADB

ADB continues its focus on building high-quality infrastructure in the transport, energy, and urban sectors, while also contributing to the country's key development goals of economic diversification, job creation, income enhancement, and rural economic development.

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News Release

ADB’s Trade Finance Program Supports Medical Supplies to Combat Pandemic in Sri Lanka

ADB has provided a guarantee for a $25 million trade loan to the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka (SPC) to purchase medical supplies as part of the country’s response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

News Release

ADB, UNICEF Join Forces to Supply Emergency Medical Equipment to Support Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 Response

A $100,000 (LKR 18.17 million) grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has funded the purchase of emergency medical supplies through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)...

News Release

ADB Provides Assistance to Combat COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

ADB has allocated a $600,000 grant from the Health System Enhancement Project to the Government of Sri Lanka to finance preventive and response efforts to fight a potential novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka – Ruchirani Munasinghe's story

ADB's Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has been instrumental in providing know-how and much-needed capital to encourage women-led small and medium entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka to thrive.

Economic Forecast

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.


Poverty in Sri Lanka

Development indicators for Sri Lanka, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.


Results of ADB-Supported Operations, 2010-2018

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.


Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.


Project Performance, 2000-2018

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ADB Projects in Sri Lanka

Project Results

  • Clean Energy Keeps Sri Lanka's Lights on
    Project Result / Case Study
    Clean Energy Keeps Sri Lanka's Lights on

    Sri Lanka has been a success story in bringing reliable electricity supply to its people, reaching a 98 percent electrification rate.

  • Roads and Highways in Sri Lanka
    Project Result / Case Study
    Roads and Highways in Sri Lanka

    An extensive network of roads and highways in Sri Lanka is helping to drive the economy and move people and goods faster.

  • Peace and Prosperity in Sri Lanka
    Project Result / Case Study
    Peace and Prosperity in Sri Lanka

    Basic services and livelihoods have been restored in war-torn parts of north-east Sri Lanka with assistance from ADB.

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News

09 Jul 2020 | News Release

ADB, Education Above All Foundation Agree to Work Together for Quality Primary Education for Out-of-School Children

ADB and the Qatar-based Education Above All Foundation have signed an agreement to carry out $100 million in joint projects to put out-of-school and at-risk children into quality primary education.

24 Jun 2020 | News from Country Offices

Sri Lanka Inaugurates a New ADB-Funded COVID-19 Testing Laboratory

ADB has funded the construction and equipment of a new molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory at the Colombo East Base Hospital to support Sri Lanka in its response against the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Jun 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Approves $3 Million Grant to Assist Sri Lanka’s Response to COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund...

06 May 2020 | News Release

ADB’s Trade Finance Program Supports Medical Supplies to Combat Pandemic in Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a guarantee for a $25 million trade loan to the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation of Sri Lanka (SPC) to purchase medical supplies as part of the country’s response to the novel ....

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