"MAKE SRI LANKA YOUR NEXT BUSINESS
U.S. Government Urges Investment in Sri
The U.S. Government is encouraging U.S. companies
and financiers to "make Sri Lanka Your Next Business Stop."
The U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Commerce Department have
announced an Oct. 13-14 conference in Colombo for U.S. investors
interested in Sri Lanka.
“This private-public conference will provide U.S. firms
a unique opportunity to be among the first investors in the newly
opened regions of Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces,”
said a recent announcement made by the Export.gov, the U.S. government's
export promotion and finance internet portal.
Participants, the announcement further said, “will meet
one-on-one with Sri Lankan government officials to discuss specific
investment opportunities. Targeted industries include IT (internet
technology), healthcare, tourism & leisure, infrastructure,
diamonds/gems & jewelry, manufacturing, processed food and
The trade initiative is the result of a cooperative effort by
the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Department of
Commerce and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington.
The US Trade Representative and Commerce Department promote U.S.
trade activities and advise on trade policy for American companies.
They have been active in promoting U.S. investment as a means
of bolstering Sri Lanka's post-conflict economy.
The full details of the conference announcement
may be viewed at the Export.gov, internet portal http://www.export.gov/articles/eg_main_020086.asp.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
13 August 2009