Premier lauds Lanka's peace efforts
Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong who is on an official visit
to Sri Lanka visited the Sri Dalada Maligawa yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Goh Chok Tong accompanied by his entourage was received by the
Diyawadana Nilame Niranjan Wijeratne. He paid his homage to the
Sacred Tooth Relic before leaving for Colombo.
Chandrika Kumaratunga and Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong
met on Friday and had discussions on a wide range of trade related
Kumaratunga said Sri Lanka has much to learn from Singapore and
much to benefit from closer economic interaction and to be nourished
and sustained by a broad range of political and economic interests.
am glad that Sri Lanka has recently entered into a fully liberalised
air agreement with Singapore. We could anticipate more frequent
travels between the countries which is vital for the business sector
and the operation of airlines, besides our two national carriers",
the president said.
Lanka's economy grew an impressive 5.5 percent in 2003 but it can
certainly achieve more. The volume of Singapore's trade with Sri
Lanka has been growing steadily", the visiting Premier said.
also said that a significant progress has been made in the Sri Lankan
peace process and wished that permanent peace would prevail in the