After making a tour of the North, Johnson told Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake that the ongoing rehabilitation and development activities in the North are successful. He also said that he is confident that the government would take necessary action to fulfill the aspirations of the people in the North, if any.
At this juncture, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said all parts of the country have been put under development by the administration of Good Governance. He also stressed that Sri Lanka is internationally succeeding under the able guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He also said that the responses received by Sri Lanka at the recently concluded biannual conference of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund held at Washington DC are clear example of this situation.
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap was also present.