Singaporean FM praises Lanka's development
The massive strides in development made by Sri Lanka amidst various
difficulties is most amazing, Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam
said when he called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa for discussions at
Temple Trees yesterday.
He said looking at the progress achieved by Sri Lanka within a short
period of three years to resettle displaced persons in the North and
rebuild those areas subjected to a 30 year conflict the country can be
considered as second to none in the developed world.
This proved that Sri Lankans had the ability to resolve and overcome
The Singaporean Foreign Minister who said that he had visited several
parts of the country during the last few days added that he was able to
witness the infrastructure development work undertaken in the North and
the steps taken for the welfare of its people. He said he also
interacted with people in the North and they all expressed confidence in
the policy and program of work adopted by the government in their areas.
He said Singapore was prepared to assist Sri Lanka in providing
training to its State officials and lend technology and training as
regards Commonwealth Games activities.
A press release by the Presidents Media Division said at this meeting
special attention was drawn towards improving the production capacity of
the Prima Company and obtaining the support of Singaporean investors
towards providing facilities for ships at the Magampura Port.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa pointed out that Sri Lanka possessed
developed infrastructure facilities and the economic stability conducive
External Affairs Deputy Minister Neomal Perera, Secretary to the
President Lalith Weeratunge and other officials were also present at the