Sri Lanka seeks to draw investments, tourists from Maharashtra
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in New Delhi Chitranganee Wagiswara has highlighted investment and tourism opportunities in the island during a visit to Mumbai.
Sri Lanka wants to leverage its strategic location to position the country as ‘the Hub of the Indian Ocean’, Wagiswara told a business gathering attended by over 125 executives in the World Trade Center in Mumbai.
Addressing the members of the All India Association of Industries (AIAI) Wagiswara, who was on an official visit to Mumbai from 13-14 June 2018 invited Indian entrepreneurs to invest in Sri Lanka, a statement said.
She described the new reforms and benefits that could be derived by making use of the opportunities available in the business sector.
AIAI officials have encouraged investors and businesses to make use of the facilities offered in Sri Lanka.
Wagiswara also held discussions with the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra and Principal Secretary of Maharashtra Tourism & Cultural Affairs and the President of the Indian Merchant Chamber (IMC), Mumbai.
The talks centered on cooperation in the tourism sector between Sri Lanka and the State of Maharashtra, especially around the ‘Ramayana trail in Sri Lanka and Buddhist Circuit in India’ including in Maharashtra, which are historically significant to Sri Lankan Buddhists.
(COLOMBO, June 25, 2018)