Sri Lanka & India discuss trade, investment


A high-level Indian delegation led by Shri S.R. Rao, Commerce Secretary, Government of India, held talks in Colombo on trade and investment with officials from the Ministry of Finance and Planning and the Ministry of Economic Development. Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera led Sri Lanka’s team at the bilateral meet.

"The two sides had very cordial discussions on attracting Indian investment into various sectors particularly automobile parts, pharmaceuticals, sugar and tourism. The issue of obtaining substantial market access in India for Sri Lankan apparels, tea and rubber products were also discussed," the Treasury said in a meeting.

Anura Siriwardane, Secretary Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and Prasad Kariyawasam, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in New Delhi, were also present.

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