Indians, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese are falling over themselves to invest in Sri Lanka, claims a senior government minister. Indians, Chinese, Koreans and Japanese are falling over themselves to invest in Sri Lanka, claims a senior government minister. “India is very keen to come here in a big way. They have requested a special desk at the BOI (Board of Investment) because this will make it easier for them to operate,” Tourism & Investment Minister Anura Bandaranaike told journalists on Friday.
The Minister is back in his seat, after his third official visit abroad since the UPFA government took over in April.
“I have had the same request from China. The Koreans and the Japanese are also asking,” said the Minister.
The Minister said that “special (investment) zones” will be created in Sri Lanka for each country if the investments are large.
However, Bandaranaike accompanied by Trade Minister, Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, avoided committing on recent government proposals to control foreign ownership of land.
The proposal, said the minister is in an “in between” stage of government approval or disapproval.