High-level industry and corporate leaders of Sri Lankan origin from Canada visited Sri Lanka to engage in economic and commercial activity, establish people-to-people contacts and contribute to the economy of Sri Lanka.
The visit was coordinated by the Foreign Ministry and Office of the Speaker in close association with the Sri Lankan High Commission in Canada and Consulate General of Toronto.
The 18-member delegation included two Canadian Members of Parliament Han Dong and Rachel Thomas. The group called on the President, Prime Minister, Speaker, Foreign Minister and other political leadership to be briefed on the economic and political dimensions of the country.
On the same note, the delegation interacted with corporate and industry leaders of Sri Lanka and attended meetings organized by the Business Chambers, Export Development Board, Board of Investment and other relevant economic and investment institutions.
During the meeting at the Foreign Ministry on November 3, chaired by Minister Ali Sabry and State Minister of Foreign Affairs Tharaka Balasuriya, along with Foreign Secretary Aruni Wijewardane, the delegation stated that the primary objective of the visit was to connect with the people since they have been out of the country for many decades.
The group has given much consideration to engage in commercial and investment activity with the aim of uplifting the socio-economic landscape of the country. Their desire to give back to the country stems from having received facilities and capabilities such as education and healthcare afforded to them without any cost.