Friday, August 14, 2009

Sri Lanka – new opportunity for U.S. Investors

The U.S. Government is encouraging U.S. companies and financiers to invest in Sri Lanka. It urges the U.S. business community to make Sri Lanka their next business stop, said the Washington DC embassy of Sri Lanka.

The U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Commerce Department have announced a conference from October 13 to 14 in Colombo for the U.S. investors, who are interested in investing Sri Lanka.

“This private-public conference will provide the 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 the U.S. government's export promotion and finance internet portal in a recent announcement.

The announcement further said, “Business community 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 education.”

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.
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