Sri Lanka business chamber optimistic on northern elections

Oct 21, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Chamber of Commerce says recent elections in the former war-torn Northern Province, and subsequent events are give rise to optimism about the future. “These actions of the country’s political leadership, at both the national & provincial levels, provide grounds for optimism about the future prospects of all Sri Lankans,” the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said in a statement.

“It is important that all Sri Lankans look to the future in a spirit of peace and reconciliation.”

The chamber also called for recommendations of a committee that went into root causes of the war to be implemented.

The full statement is reproduced below

CCC’s statement on the recently held NPC elections

The end of the 30-year conflict, in May 2009, ushered in a new dawn for the country. In recent weeks, there have been important developments that give cause for optimism regarding the creation of the conditions for securing long-term stability and prosperity in the country. First, the President took a courageous decision to give the people of the North access to greater democracy, after more than three decades, with the holding of the Northern Pro