“Visit, make available expertise and invest in Sri Lanka” – Ambassador Aryasinha
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has called on expatriate Sri Lankans, to visit, make available expertise and invest in Sri Lanka.
Addressing the celebrations to mark the 64th anniversary of independence of Sri Lanka in Brussels, Ambassador noted that, “Sri Lanka, having overcome long years of terrorism and its after effects, had an unprecedented opportunity of ensuring economic growth, social advancement and reconciliation. While the energies of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka was focused on ensuring the attainment of these objectives, Sri Lankan expatriates living abroad and their friends should explore how best they could contribute from a far to this endeavour”.
Ambassador Ariyasingha also called upon Sri Lankan expatriates and expatriate organizations “to leverage the policy in their host states in ways that favour Sri Lanka”.
The independence day celebrations in Brussels was attended by Sri Lankans living in Belgium and Luxembourg and friends of Sri Lanka who came together on 05 February 2012, at the ‘La Fannel’ auditorium in Brussels. The event organized by the Embassy and attended by over 200 persons showcased Sri Lanka’s religious & cultural diversity.