Foreign representatives, who had hitherto arrived in the country for special ceremonies return to their homes after the conduct of the events. However, the situation has now changed. Foreign defence hierarchy who arrived to participate in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Sri Lanka Navy are enjoying the real freedom experienced in the country visiting Colombo and the suburbs.
Navy Commanders and defense Chiefs of many countries including Australia, India and Pakistan reached the island to join in the Anniversary celebrations of the Navy. As in the past no security is needed for them or security provided to locations where they have taken lodging. It is because the country is now devoid of terrorism and peace enthroned. They have received the opportunity of freely moving in the Colombo City. They have also seized the opportunity of doing some shopping. This also clearly indicates that Sri Lanka is becoming one of the International business hubs.