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Join hands with Sri Lanka in her development – President tells IIFA Business Forum

Jun 4, 2010 8:17:33 AM - itnnews.lk

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called upon the global business community to join hands with Sri Lanka in carrying out the massive development process that has been launched.

“Our policy is vibrant. Our package is exciting and enticing. You can join us in our forward march. I earnestly invite you to do so. Let me now take this opportunity to thank IIFA for choosing Colombo as the venue for their colourful Awards ceremony. The FICCI and IIFA Forum leads the way to a new understanding, new venture and a new bond of friendship to sustain business relations between our two countries and people. I wish you all a bright future. May the Noble Triple Gem Bless you.”

The President expressed these views at the Global Business Forum which was organized prior to the IIFA Awards ceremony. Today is the Second day of the Videocon IIFA Weekend.

IIFA opened last night with a fashion extravaganza at the BMICH. Sri Lankan models participated in the Fashion Show along with the Indian models.

The second day of the festival started with the launch of the Global Business Forum under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Colombo Hilton. Views are being exchanged at the Forum, between the business communities of both countries for the improvement of economic relations between the two countries. More than 60 business delegates from India along with over 300 delegates from Sri Lanka participate in the Forum.

A film workshop was held at the Ceylon Intercontinental from 9.30 am to 1.30pm to promote cooperation between the cinema industries of the two countries.

Meanwhile a meeting between the President and the Indian film stars at the Temple Trees is also scheduled for today. The charity cricket match is in progress in Colomobo. Former and Current cricketers of Sri Lanka and Indian stars participate in the cricket match that will be held at the SSC Grounds. The Sri Lankan team is captained by Kumara Sangakkara while the Indian team will be led by Hrithik Roshan and Sunil Shetty.