Oct 11, Helsinki: The representatives of the Confederation of Finnish Industries have said that they are willing to invest and explore business opportunities in Sri Lanka.
Finnish Industry representatives expressed their interest in doing business with Sri Lanka at a breakfast meeting held with visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday (Oct 10) at the federation headquarters in Helsinki.
The representatives of the Federation said that already there is an investment and business friendly environment in Sri Lanka and they are willing to become more involved in investment and business opportunities in Sri Lanka.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said that the era has dawned to change the economic concepts to suit the new world economic trends. The regional market concept is old fashioned now while the global market concept is the trend therefore industries should be continued understanding this reality.
The Premier said Sri Lanka is in the process of economic restructuring to become more exports oriented.
The Chairman at the discussion Deputy Executive Chairman of Wartsila Kari Hietanen said the aim of Sri Lanka to develop as the hub of Indian Ocean is very important.
As Sri Lanka and Finland are two small nations who stand for the same economic and social goals and a common platform has been established to strengthen economic and social ties.