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A 10-member British parliamentary delegation visiting Sri Lanka Thursday met President Mahinda Rajapakse at the President's House in Kandy.
The delegation comprising 8 MPs of Conservative party and one Member of the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland held discussions with the President on promoting business and investment opportunities between the two countries.
The President informed the British Parliamentarian on the current opportunities existing in the country for investment and new opportunities that would arise with the government's development programme in the conflict-affected East and the North.
The President also briefed them on the measures taken to implement the recommendations on the LLRC.
During their stay in Sri Lanka, the UK delegation will visit Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Trincomalee and Batticaloa Districts to get a firsthand look at the development programme implemented by the government in those areas.
The UK legislators will also visit the Hambantota harbor and the Mattala international airport that is under construction.
The British delegation separately met Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and External Affairs Minister Pro. G.L. Peiris in Colombo on Monday (July 31).
Senior Minister Sarath Amunugama, Ministers Prof. Peiris, Keheliya Rambukwella, Mahindananda Aluthgamage and S.B. Dissanayake, MPs Sajin Vass Gunawardena and Lohan Ratwatte, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Sri Lankan High Commissioner in UK Dr. Chris Nonis, Chief Minister of Central Province Sarath Ekanayake and Governor of Central Province Tikiri Kobbekaduwa also were present at the meeting.