Chinese urged to invest more in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Chinese nationals have been urged to visit Sri Lanka and also invest more in the country.

On the invitation of the Fujian Provincial People’s Government, the State Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, Ranjith Aluwihara and Consul General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou, participated at several important events of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Exposition and Cross-Straits for Fair Economy and Trade from 18-22 May 2019. Sri Lanka was honoured with the host country status, this year, at the exposition.

The fair is held annually since 1994, in Fuzhou City, an economic, cultural and transportation centre in the Fujian Province. The exposition is an important platform for showcasing investment as well as trade, and commits itself  to pioneering  the initiative  of ‘Belt and Road’, for strengthening cooperation and exchanges  with countries, along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road  as well as enhancing cross-strait economic and trade exchanges.

Several Sri Lankan companies, in tea, gem and jewellery, handicrafts and latex sectors including Sinolan Teas (pvt) Ltd, Gem Cabin, Solar Gems Jewellery (pvt) Limited, Githsara Gem & Jewellery participated and showcased their items at the exposition. It also gave them an opportunity to solidify commercial connections through interactions with their counterparts during the Matchmaking Session, that took place after several enlightening company presentations by the companies.