The President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Takehiko Nakao, will be making a three-day visit to Sri Lanka from June17 to 19. On June17, he will give a speech at the Academy of Financial Studies and, later in the day, meet with government and Central Bank officials and development partners.
On June 18, he will meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President's office and visit the Colombo Port which has been expanded under a recently completed ADB project.
On 19 June, he will visit the Habarana Maha Vidyalaya, a school that received ADB funds under the Education for Knowledge Society Project to upgrade its physical infrastructure.
The ADB has approved a total of 176 in government and non-government loans totaling $6.17 billion.
Sri Lanka joined ADB as a founding member in 1966. The last visit by an ADB President was when Haruhiko Kuroda visited Sri Lanka in May 2010.