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A highly successful business forum was held in South Korean capital Seoul today (November 29) with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. More than 100 Korean delegates and few local representatives on leading companies in the East Asian region took part in the Forum. Around 20 Sri Lankan leading business personalities also attended the event which was held at Grand Ballroom of Hyatt Grand in Seoul.

Leading Korean entrepreneurs who attended the Forum included chairpersons of KBIZ, KCCI, KITA, FKI and AHPEK. KBIZ Chairman Park Sung-taek, who made the welcome remarks described his successful investment projects in Sri Lanka and urged the Korean companies to follow suit.

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrema spoke about Sri Lanka’s investment policies and the support provided to foreign investors. He listed the tax concessions and other benefits given for FDIs. Mr Samarawickrema said that Sri Lanka is interested in investments in several sectors including power and energy, natural gas, roadways and ports, agriculture, fisheries and large scale industries.

Ambassador Manisha Gunasekera delivered the vote of thanks.

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