Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has been elected as Chair of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors for the year 2021/2022 during the 54th Annual Meeting that was held virtually this (May 05) afternoon .
PM Rajapaksa, as the Minister of Finance, serves as the Governor for Sri Lanka of the ADB.
The annual meeting that was originally scheduled to be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, unfolded in a virtual format due to the current pandemic, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement issued today. During the meeting, the Governors of Austria and Mongolia were elected as Vice-Chairs.
The 55th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors is scheduled to be held in Colombo next year.