French investors interested in H’tota Port: Envoy tells MR

19 July 2019 03:29 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


French Ambassador Eric Lavertu, who called on Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said French investors were showing a keen interest in investing in the Hambantota port and the plantation sector.

In a statement, the Opposition Leader’s Office said Ambassador Lavertu met Mr. Rajapaksa at his official residence this morning and thanked the Opposition leader for his presence at the French National Day the previous week.

The Ambassador said there were many investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, if the political and economic policies provide more stability to create an environment conducive to attract foreign investors.

He said the Hambantota port was strategically located at the heart of global traffic, thereby by default making it a great opportunity for any investor.

Mr. Rajapaksa is said to have expressed his agreement and said the taxation policies would also have to be revisited by a future government to make it investment-friendly.

This meeting was also attended by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris.

  Comments - 6

  • das Friday, 19 July 2019 04:20 PM

    Is Rajapaksa the president now?

    mnsmart Friday, 19 July 2019 04:25 PM

    They should check with Ching Chang Chong

    saman Friday, 19 July 2019 04:37 PM

    Who is MR?

    George Harry Friday, 19 July 2019 05:59 PM

    The term and question show that you know him very WELL.

    Jacob Friday, 19 July 2019 06:15 PM

    They understand things better than you

    Venom Sunday, 21 July 2019 07:33 AM

    "They can take over when I take over!!!"

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