President invites Lankan expats to join development programme

By Natasha Gunaratne

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will meet members of the Sri Lankan expatriate community next month to discuss the country’s future development. The meeting is scheduled to be held in Colombo on November 14.

Letters were despatched last week to all Sri Lankan missions overseas, asking the missions to identify members of the Sri Lankan community with potential to help in the country’s development, according to a Foreign Ministry official. The official said the meeting was a good initial step to get overseas-based Sri Lankans involved in the economic development process.

The letter to the foreign missions added that arrangements have been made for the Sri Lankan expats to meet representatives from state institutions and the banking, financial, investment and tourism sectors at the BMICH on November 15.

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