The future development of the motherland is evident. It has already won the confidence of foreign investors. Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris expressed this view while addressing the 31st National conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
The Minister said that Sri Lanka is described as the no. 1 tourist destination on this planet by none other than the New York Times. This amounts to irrefutable evidence that the world sees Sri Lanka as a land of infinite opportunities. This is strikingly demonstrated by the distinguished visitors the country is privileged to welcome. He said that the President of Pakistan is visiting Sri Lanka next month. Three most senior Ministers of the Indian Government have also decided to visit Sri Lanka. President Hu Jintao will be sending a high level delegation on the occasion of the arrival of the first ship into the Hambantota harbour on 18th November, the day prior to the assumption of office by the President in his second term.