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Sri Lanka to receive World Bank aid as the economic crisis deepens. Sri Lanka will receive $300m to $600m from the World Bank over the next four months to buy medicine and other essential items, the country’s finance minister said Friday. Finance Minister Ali Sabri, who is in Washington to negotiate a rescue package with the International Monetary Fund, said in a video conference that the talks with the IMF might take some time but aid will be received through the World Bank in the mean time.