trade mission due despite crisis
A group of 18 potential British investors is due in Colombo later
today putting aside fears of a political crisis in the country that
ruling United National Party ministers say has deterred investments.
A spokesperson for the British High Commission said the London Chamber
of Commerce and Industry was going ahead with the visit of a 18-member
mission to Sri Lanka.
High Commission in Colombo said that the size of the mission, and
the number of companies who are new to the market, represent a significant
level of interest in doing business in Sri Lanka.
on the mission represent a range of sectors and products and chartered
accountants, lawyers, land developers, consultants and designers
in the construction industry, management of investment funds, including
private client and institutional portfolios and estate and tax planning.
represented include project consultants, agricultural equipment
suppliers, security products, air conditioning and refrigeration
equipment, web design and construction (Internet), scientific and
laboratory equipment suppliers, further educational courses for
medical doctors, textile dyers and finished products, pupils and
older students educational prospects, movement of waste paper, international
shipping engineering solutions for data logging and sports gear
suppliers, including cricket.
is sponsored by UK Trade & Investment (previously known as Trade
Partners UK), the British Government's export department.