Sri Lanka and ADB

ADB’s operations in Sri Lanka help address the immediate challenges from the economic crisis and assist in economic stabilization and recovery.

In the Spotlight

ADB assisted Sri Lanka's rehabilitation from the damages and neglect during 3 decades of civil war.

The Serendipity Knowledge Program is an ADB platform dedicated to knowledge solutions.

ADB repurposed funds from existing projects and is helping in the import of essential items, SME support, and agriculture livelihood development.


Sri Lanka Facts

ADB's Work in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a founding member of ADB. To date, ADB has committed 482 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $11.2 billion to Sri Lanka. Cumulative loan and grant disbursements to Sri Lanka amount to $9.42 billion. These were financed by regular and concessional ordinary capital resources, the Asian Development Fund, and other special funds. ADB’s ongoing sovereign portfolio in Sri Lanka includes 41 loans and 1 grant worth $3.64 billion.

In 2022, ADB provided a series of interventions as emergency assistance to help address the immediate challenges from the economic crisis in Sri Lanka.


Data: Sri Lanka

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Sri Lanka, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.


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Contact: Sri Lanka Resident Mission (SLRM)

23, Independence Avenue Colombo 7, Sri Lanka

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Takafumi Kadono (Mr)
Country Director
Amitha Gurusinghe (Ms)
Senior Operations Assistant (Country Director's Assistant)
Utsav Kumar (Mr)
Senior Country Economist
Jayamali Ranaweera (Ms)
Head, Disbursement Unit
R.K.D.T.L. Molligoda (Ms)
Senior Private Sector Development Officer (PPP Focal Point)
Roshani Yogarajah (Ms)
Senior External Relations Officer

Established in 1997, Sri Lanka Resident Mission's (SLRM) primary responsibilities include:

  • Initiate and maintain dialogue with the government on issues that are relevant to ADB operations in the country
  • Strengthen project processing and portfolio management
  • Prepare the country partnership strategy and country operations business plan
  • Strengthen working relations with development partners, academia, and the private sector
  • Plan and prepare ADB's economic and sector work for Sri Lanka
  • Promote external relations and disseminate information about ADB and its operations

SLRM will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 12 December 2022

SLRM will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 10 November 2023