The United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison says the US would like to increase investment in the country and are keen to learn more about opportunities.
The US Ambassador who visited Hambantota last Friday said she is looking forward to 'do her modest bit' to promote the bilateral relations between USA and Sri Lanka.
"I am looking forward to doing my modest bit to promote and build bilateral relations between USA and Sri Lanka. We would like to increase investment, and are keen to know more about opportunities in the Hambantota District," Ambassador Sison has said when she met with the members of Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce (HDCC).
During her tour in the district, the US Ambassador visited the Hambantota Harbor and observed the airport development projects taking place in the district.
The US Ambassador has invited the HDCC to meet a US business delegation that is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in February. It has been suggested that the US Embassy work with HDCC to facilitate links between businesses in the US and Hambantota to promote investment in the region.
The HDCC has emphasized the importance of educating local business people and community about opportunities in the tourism to the South. HDCC described its 'Deep South' tourism development project, which was initiated with support from Manchester Solutions, UK and Mercy Corps, USA in 2006.