The Government of Germany has granted 13 million Euros as a grant to Sri Lanka to implement five development projects during this year.
The grant was pledged to Sri Lanka during President Maithripala Sirisena’s official tour of Germany in February this year.
The agreements with regard to this grant were signed at the Ministry of Finance on Sunday.
Secretary of Ministry of Finance Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga signed in the agreement on behalf of the Sri Lankan Government while German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Dr. Jürgen Morhard signed on behalf of the Government of Germany.
Among the projects to be implemented under this grant are: Wilpattu National Park and its Buffer Zone Management Project, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Project and Social Integration Project and Transformation Facilitation Project.
A separate project titled “Project of Quality Infrastructure Improvement in Sri Lanka” has already been implemented under a budgetary allocation of one million Euros.
The Government of Germany has been supporting Sri Lanka by sponsoring projects such as granting technical support and offering grant assistance in many forms intending to develop the living standards of Sri Lankans.