Asian Development Bank and Sri Lanka: Fact Sheet

Publication | August 2021

While assisting the country in its socioeconomic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ADB will continue to support Sri Lanka’s sustainable and inclusive development in the long term.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been a major development partner to Sri Lanka since 1966 and is today the country’s largest source of multilateral development assistance. In 2020, ADB disbursed $745 million to Sri Lanka, the highest ever annual total for disbursements.

The bank’s financial investments and knowledge work will seek to strengthen the drivers of growth by promoting diversification of economic activities, supporting human capital development, driving productivity enhancements, and improving the quality of growth by fostering inclusiveness.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • ADB funds and products
  • Sri Lanka

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