Sri Lanka business chamber sees economic revival with war’s end

May 19, 2009 (LBO) – The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said the Sri Lankan government’s victory over Tamil Tiger rebels enables it to turn its efforts towards reviving the economy. “This victory demonstrates the true capabilities of the people of the country when provided with proper leadership and direction,” the chamber said in a statement a day after government forces crushed the last rebel resistance and killed rebel leaders.

It said the government, “empowered by this noteworthy victory, undoubtedly, will now turn their undivided attention to the economic and social progress of the country.”

The chamber said it was a “vital necessity” to create a conducive environment for all citizens of the country, irrespective of race or religion, to live in peace and harmony, with dignity.

“This will be the only way to ensure that the quality of life for all Sri Lankans will improve on a sustained basis and also ensure that causes of division and friction in Sri Lankan society will not hamper national progress, ever again.”

The chamber also suggested the government get the support of the entire Sri Lankan diaspora and foreign countries in the resettlement of displaced peop