ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 06
Financial Times  

Chilcott urges need for durable peace

British High Commissioner Dominick Chilcott recently stressed the need for a durable peace and a lasting solution to the ethnic conflict saying ‘peace would also bring an economic dividend to Sri Lanka’.

Speaking at the 7th AGM of the Council for Business with Britain, he said peace could remove the risk the British travel advisories pose, undermining the efforts of those companies active in tourism.

He said it would be “marvelous to see a time when the tens of thousands of people who had lost their homes, land, crops, animals and livelihood because of the conflict - have the chance to rebuild their lives on a sustainable basis.”

The Business Council was formed in 2001 as a result of the merger between the Sri Lanka United Kingdom Business Council and the British Business Association – Sri Lanka. The Council promotes the exchange of information on trade and investment and supports the business community, which the organization represents, by serving as the recognized representative of the members, in matters concerning business relations with Sri Lanka and the UK.


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