Sri Lanka President meets US business networking group

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.