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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10.08 GMT

SL and Singapore leaders call for expanding bilateral trade


President Rajapaksa and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for stepping up efforts to strengthen bilateral trade between the two countries.

The rapid development which Sri Lanka has achieved in the wake of the victory over terrorism, having faced a war for three decades is to be highly appreciated, Singapore Loong said during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential residence in Singapore today.

The Prime Minister also expressed his great satisfaction for the opportunity to assist Sri Lanka's development process.

The Singapore Prime Minister expressed his government's willingness to support Sri Lankan to become a knowledge hub, especially in the field of IT.

President Rajapaksa apprised the Singapore Prime Minister of Sri Lanka's achievements in infrastructure development taking place in the country, especially in the North and East and the progress made in resettling Internally Displaced Persons.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G. L. Peiris, Member of Parliament Sajin de Vaas Gunawardene, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivad Cabraal were also participated in the discussion.






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