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Sri Lanka says World Bank agrees to $600m in financial aid

South Asian country also needs bridge funding to meet essential expenses

Protesters tussle with police outside Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's residence in Colombo amid the country's economic crisis.   © Reuters

COLOMBO (Reuters) -- The World Bank has agreed to provide Sri Lanka with $600 million in financial assistance to help meet payment requirements for essential imports, the Sri Lankan president's media division said in a statement on Tuesday.

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