Brazil has acknowledged the significant post-conflict progress made by Sri Lanka on many fronts. It admired President Rajapaksa’s success in combining economic progress with equity, and human and social development.
Minister of External Relations of Brazil Antonio Patriota made these references when he paid a courtesy call on the President. Acknowledging the importance of the first ever high-level official visit to Sri Lanka by a Brazilian Foreign Minister, President Rajapaksa apprised him of the post-conflict reconstruction in Sri Lanka including the rehabilitation and reconciliation aspects. He also highlighted that with the re-establishment of security and political stability, Sri Lanka has already recorded an economic growth of 8% and expanded its potential as a manufacturing base, a target for inward investment, and a tourist destination.