PM’s visit to Sri Lanka boosts investment opportunities


BANGKOK, 1 June 2013 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s visit to Sri Lanka has opened greater business opportunities for Thai entrepreneurs wishing to make investment in that country. 

Speaking upon the completion of her visit to the South Asian country, the Thai Prime Minister affirmed her policy to expand the Thai-Sri Lankan economic cooperation. Towards that goal, the Prime Minister allowed 30 Thai businessmen to accompany her on the trip to Sri Lanka. They represented such businesses as energy, food, tourism, gems and jewelry, construction, education, and green businesses.

The Prime Minister assured that the government would give those investors full support as well as help them build business network between ASEAN and South Asia as both regions had a long history of close relationship.

In her meeting with the Sri Lankan President, Ms. Yingluck said she and Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed that they would create an atmosphere conducive to investment expansion between the two countries. The Sri Lankan President encouraged Thai businessmen to invest in public infrastructure, electricity production, small and medium-sized industries and export-oriented production. Both leaders also discussed ways to improve aviation links in order for peoples of the two countries to come closer. Thailand also showed interest to invest in aircraft and airport businesses in Sri Lanka.