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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Learn more about policy responses in Sri Lanka


The World Bank Group, one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, is taking broad, fast action to help developing countries strengthen their pandemic response. In Sri Lanka, the Bank is working with the Government to protect the most vulnerable in the agriculture sector, improve COVID-19 protection measures on public transport, facilitate tele-education for school children, and provide digital solutions to improve delivery of public services. This is in addition to the $128.6 million Sri Lanka COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Project, which was approved on April 2. Funds for a total amount of $56 Million were reallocated with $17 million from the Local Development Support Project (LDSP), $15 million from the General Education Modernization Project (GEMP), $9 million from the Sri Lanka Primary Healthcare System Strengthening Project (PHSSP) and $15 million from the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project (CSIAP).

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Country Office Contacts

6th Floor, Hilton Colombo
2, Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha
Colombo 2, Sri Lanka
+94-11 5561300
1818 H Street NW Washington, DC 20433
+1 202-473-8955