TN entrepreneurs eye opportunities in Eastern Lanka
January 16, 2016 05:54 pm
As many as 125 entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu will be among 400 from the world over, attending the Second International Investor Forum on Eastern Sri Lanka to be held here on January 28 and 29.
Naseer Ahamed, the dynamic Chief Minister of the multi-ethnic Eastern Province, where Tamils form a third of the population, told the Foreign Correspondents Association, that out of the 125 from TN, a hundred are from the Madurai-based Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce. There will also be 20 participants from Bangalore and 30 from Delhi and Maharashtra.
“Getting the Pune-based poultry giant Venky’s, was a major breakthrough for us. They will be investing in Uppuveli. Other Indian firms are interested in putting up units to make auto parts, solar power equipment and pharmaceuticals,” Ahamed said.
A successful businessman himself, the Chief Minister said that he has got Colombo to allow the Provincial Council to set up a Board of Investment to give investors all help at a single window. (NIE)