Sri Lanka ready for investors with polls over: BOI chief

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Jan 29, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s state investment promotion agency is standing by to support businessmen who want to start investing now that the polls are over, its chief Dhammika Perera said. “The presidential elections are over,” Perera said. “Now is the time for everyone to leave the elections behind and put their plans into operation.”

President Rajapaksa said Wednesday that with the presidential polls over he was ready to work for those who voted and did not vote for him.

Perera, himself a businessman said the agency was ready to support businesses in making Sri Lanka an economic hub for Asia. The Board of Investment gives tax concessions for businesses, channels foreign investment and also operates several industrial zones.