Asian Development Bank and Sri Lanka: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2016

The ADB program in Sri Lanka has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

ADB has worked closely with Sri Lanka since 1966 with cumulative lending amounting to about $7.23 billion. Within a few years, Sri Lanka will be ready to reach upper-middle-income status.

ADB has been a major development partner to Sri Lanka in upgrading infrastructure, improving education and skills-based training, and post-conflict reconstruction. ADB continues to support Sri Lanka’s energy sector, promoting the development of clean energy, energy efficiency, and the country’s electricity network.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Sri Lanka as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.