Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka to fast track payments to contractors, amend procurement rules

27 Aug 2018: Sri Lanka will fast-track outstanding payments to suppliers and revise procurement rules, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said following industry lobbying. “This has become an issue," Wickremesinghe told contractors sector after opening a construction sector exhibition."I have said to identify the agencies where payment is really behind time. Then then we will work on it,” He said some government agencies are not paying the oldest debtor first. Some contractors get paid first if they have political favour, he said.