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Ideal climate for investors - Dr. Stefan Weckbach

Charge d’Affaires of the German Embassy in Sri Lanka Dr. Stefan Weckbach in conversation with WPC Minister of Tourism Nimal Lanza (second from right) Buddhi Athauda, Sri Lanka Consul in Cologne (extreme left) and Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle (right).

The enormous investment opportunities in Sri Lanka must be made use of by the German investors. The prevailing peace in the island backed by Government efforts to attract foreign investments had created an ideal climate for investors said Dr. Stefan Weckbach, Charge d'Affaires of the German Embassy in Sri Lanka.

Addressing a group of high ranking German businessmen belonging to the World Chef Association of Cologne and Gentlemen's Golf Club 99 of Colongne, Germany, who arrived in Sri Lanka to explore investment opportunities, Dr. Weckbach said that the German Embassy in Sri Lanka provides full assistance to the investment promotion drive launched by the Sri Lanka Government.Western Provincial Council Minister of Tourism, Road Development, Housing and Construction W. A. Nimal Lanza welcoming the 58 member investor group which consists of leading manufacturers, bankers and entrepreneurs said their visit marked an historic event in German-Sri Lanka friendship. After the eradication of terrorism in May this year, a new chapter of development has commenced.

The country's empathetic victory over the scourge of terrorism that had affected it for almost three decades has given a new sense of hope of positive euphoria and confidence of a bright future, he said.

Kumara Reisan GMBH, Managing Director Kumara Rajapaksa said that the tireless efforts made by the Sri Lanka Consul General in Colongne Germany together with the leader of the delegation Vleer and the WPC tourism minister made a reality of his dream to bring such a high calibre entrepreneurial German investment delegation to Sri Lanka.

Labour Minister Athauda Seneviratne, the Sri Lanka Consul General in Colongne, high ranking officials of the German Embassy in Sri Lanka, the German business community based in Sri Lanka, leading businessmen linked to tourism, officials of the Tourist Board and officials of the WPC Ministry of Tourism, Road Development, Housing and Construction participated.



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