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Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama last week met with Esperanza Lasagabaster, a senior official of the World Bank, to discuss ongoing initiatives being undertaken by the ministry with the support of the World Bank with regard to trade, competitiveness and innovation.

 Lasagabaster is the Practice Manager on Trade and Competitiveness for the South Asia Region of the World Bank. She was accompanied by Tatiana Nenova, Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions for Sri Lanka and Maldives of the World Bank. The World Bank is providing support for the ministry’s work on Ease of Doing Business reforms, the National Single Window, Board of Investment One-Stop Shop, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy and the new trade policy reforms, among other areas. 

(Source: http://www.ft.lk/business/World-Bank-officials-meet-Malik/34-645422)