companies pledge investments:
Web portal for professional services
Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris launching the EDB web portal for
professional services. Picture by Sudath Nishantha
Twelve Russian companies have consented to invest in Sri Lanka
following the visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Russia.
Investment Promotion and International Trade Minister Professor G.L
Peiris said a delegation will arrive in Sri Lanka to have preliminary
discussions early next month. The twelve companies representing key
sectors of several industries such as energy, pre fabricated houses,
fish processing and tourism and the private sector will reach maximum
benefits from this opportunity.
Prof. Peiris who launched the national web portal for professional
services yesterday said there will be enormous opportunities emerging in
the country and the challenge is to make the maximum use of those
opportunities for economic and social development.
“The country cannot concentrate only on physical commodities any more
and it is high time to make use of human potential,” he said.
Considering this factor the EDB has developed a National Web Portal for
the professional services sector to create a positive image on Sri Lanka
as a destination for quality professional services and to act as a
central gateway to the Sri Lankan professional services sector, he said.
“Sri Lanka has a competitive edge over advanced economies because
companies with equivalent professional qualifications and skills could
have price advantage over those offered by similar companies in advanced
economies,” he said. The portal will give an overview on the key
professional service sectors illustrating Sri Lanka’s position,
capabilities, skills and other strong points.
This will cover five areas namely accountancy and financial services,
legal services, construction related services, IT and software
development services and Ayurvedic services.