Peace dividends

ldblquote We expect a resurgence of economic activity in consequence to the commencement of these talks,
dblquote Prof. G. L. Pieris said in a media briefing last week.

rnldblquote Soon after the talks the Prime Minister will preside over a high profile investor forum meeting in New York. The Secretary General of the UN Mr. Kofi Annan is taking an initiative in that matter and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will probably meet The President of the World Bank in Washington.
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Professor G. L. Pieris himself will meet Canadian Foreign Minister.

rnEconomic Reform Minister Milinda Moragoda is due to meet the British Minister for overseas development.

rnAn Indian aid delegation is also due in the country shortly.rn