Sri Lanka President meets US business networking group

Ishara S. Kodikara | AFP | Getty Images Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, center, speaks to supporters at the prime minister's official residence in Colombo on December 16, 2018, after he was reappointed as prime minister by Sri Lanka's president, the same man who fired him from the job nearly two months ago.

Sept 27, 2013 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa had met representatives of the Business Council of International Understanding, a US-based organization that promotes links between political leaders and business. President Rajapaksa visited New York to attend the general assembly of the United Nations.

At a breakfast meeting with BCIU, which was represented by top names including GE, Honeywell, Procter & Gamble, and Mastercard, Sri Lanka was promoted as destination for investment and as a place that is open for business, the President’s media office said.

Established in 1955 as an initiative of former US President Dwight D Eisenhower, “to promote commerce and diplomacy as a non-partisan facilitator of dialogue and alliances for the world’s leading businesses and political leaders,” the statement said.