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“The Banker”, an award with international recognition for financial discipline of the country

Hon Ravi karunanayake news 2017 3 27Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that financial disciplines of Sri Lanka have been recognized internationally by selecting him as Best Finance Minister of the Asia Pacific Region by a London based prestigious international financial magazine “The Banker”.
The minister points out that the award is not his personal victory but an achievement by the entire country. The current economic program being continued under the guidance of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena and Honorable Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been recognized internationally and, “The Banker” award has well documented such achievement.

He said the international confidence on Sri Lanka’s economic journey has been built further and, as a result, the entire country can keep hopes of an optimistic future. 

The Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake expressed these views during a media conference conducted after he received the prestigious award. The award ceremony was held at the headquarters of the “The Banker” in London recently (March 24). Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake received the award from chief editor of the “The Banker”, Brian Caplen.

The award was conferred on Sri Lanka for its efforts to take the country towards new economic reforms and changing public attitudes in support of such goals. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has been conferred the Best Finance Minister of the Asia Pacific Region 2017 award by the “The Banker” magazine in recognition of his successful efforts to manage the country’s economy and, bringing the economy to sustainable level.

The magazine points out that the Finance Minister was able to prevent financial crisis which were loomed due to balance of payment and restore the country’s monetary reserves thereby rebuilding confidence in foreign investors.

Having received the award, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake expressed his views to the media:

“This award was given in recognition of the policy planning taken by the country to strengthen its economy under the abled guidance of His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena and Honorable Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. At the same time, all Cabinet ministers who supported me in this effort should be remembered at this moment. The Banker magazine which observed how our economy is handled by financial disciplines, decided to confer this award. I think this is a good opportunity for Sri Lanka to go forward. Therefore this award will bring optimistic hopes for a better future for all Sri Lankans”, the minister said.

Several officials attached to Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Britain led by High Commissioner Amari Wijewardana and, Mrs. Mela Karunanayake were also present at the event.

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