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Become stakeholders in development – Invitation from President to business community

Sep 9, 2010 10:57:20 AM - itnnews.lk

President Rajapaksa has extended an invitation to the business fraternity to join in the massive economic resurgence that is taking place in Hambantota.

Several members of the business community joined in a meeting with the President at Temple Trees to broach the rapid development that is taking place since the routing of terrorism. Several large scale development projects are in operation in affiliation to the Hambantota District. The Government’s target is to make Hambantota, which was identified as a very remote and under-developed area in the country, as the second leading City.

The background for the development is being prepared with the launch of the historic Magampura Harbour and the Mattala Airport. Hambantota and the surrounding towns are developing as the world’s leading commercial towns. As such the President invited the business community to to join in reaping maximum benefits. A workshop showcasing the progress in development in Hambantota was also organized at Temple Trees.

Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, Parliamentarians Namal Rajapaksa and Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabral appraised the business fraternity about the investment opportunities available in Hambantota. President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunge and many senior Government Officials attended this workshop.