Sri Lanka, a good place to invest - minister
Dr. Rajitha Senarathne
Sri Lanka which has a conducive atmosphere for investors is on its
way to becoming the Wonder of Asia, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Development Minister Dr.Rajitha Senarathne said.
"President Mahinda Rajapaksa has created a peaceful environment after
liberating the country from three decades of terrorism and has launched
a large scale development programme to make Sri Lanka the "Wonder of
Asia". Under this situation, a friendly environment for large scale
investment has been created in Sri Lanka," he further explained.
The minister was delivering the keynote address while participating
as the chief-guest of the second summit of the Japan-Sri Lanka
Traditional and Trade Centre in Tokyo, Japan on Monday. Japan Sri Lanka
Traditional and Trade Centre Chairman Japan - Sri Lanka Counsel General
Sunil M.Gamage organized this summit. "We have achieved an economic
growth rate of 8.3 percent for the first time our history.
The fisheries industry has recorded a growth rate of 15.5 percent
recording a fish harvest of 480,000 metric tons which is the largest
annual fish harvest recorded in Sri Lanka's recent history."the minister
The minister invited the large number of Japanese businessmen who
participated in the summit to invest more in Sri Lanka.