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Sri Lankan Business and Investment Promotion in Melbourne

The State Government of Victoria in association with the Consulate General of Sri Lanka and Aus- Lanka Business Council organised a well-attended networking reception to recognise mutual opportunities for trade and investment between Sri Lanka and Victoria on 23rd February 2018 at the Investment Centre of Victoria in Melbourne. The event was hosted by Hon. Philip Dalidakis, MP, and Minister for Trade Investment, Innovation and Digital Economy, Small Business and International Education of Victoria.

The Hon. Frank McGuire, MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Innovation representing the State Government of Victoria delivered a speech highlighting the longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship between the State of Victoria and Sri Lanka. Hon. McGuire stated that the State Government of Victoria is focusing on business/investment opportunities between Victoria and Sri Lanka in key areas such as education, agriculture, infrastructure, tourism etc. Hon. McGuire also announced that Hon. Philip Dalidakis and Ms. Michelle Wade, Trade Commissioner- South Asia of the Victorian Sate Government will be undertaking a visit to Sri Lanka in March 2018 to further explore trade and investment opportunities and also to consolidate existing relations between the two sides.

Delivering his remarks at the event, Mr. W.G.S. Prasanna, Consul General of Sri Lanka for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania in Melbourne conveyed the appreciation of the Government of Sri Lanka to the State Government of Victoria for hosting the event and underlined the salient aspects of the enduring partnership between Sri Lanka and Australia. The Consul General also highlighted the potential areas for trade and investment in Sri Lanka and invited Victorian business community to invest in Sri Lanka.

Ms. Dilkie Perera, National President of the Aus-Lanka Business Council also addressed the gathering.

The event provided an opportunity for over 100 participants to interact and discuss trade, business and investment opportunities. Mr. Abdul Raheem, Consul/Trade of the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Sydney was also present and assisted the participants in providing information relating to trade and investment opportunities available in Sri Lanka.

The audience was treated to an exquisite Sri Lankan cultural performance which comprised traditional Sri Lankan dancing and drumming.

Consulate General of Sri Lanka Melbourne

26th February 2018

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