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Lanka hopes to attract foreign investment through CHOGM

Seeks to gain maximum benefit from the Commonwealth summit to achieve its social justice goals through economic development

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

plans to use this month's summit to achieve its social justice goals through economic development and hopes to attract an increased flow of foreign direct investment (FDI).

"We set out to gain maximum benefit to the country from the historic event that is (Heads of Government Meeting)," Lankan External Affairs Minister G L told a gathering today in the central town of Kandy.


The biennial conference is to be held here between November 15 and 17.

said has centred its focus on the Business Forum, a side-event.

Colombo has invited countries outside the to attend the business forum.

has 53 member nations but there will be 65 countries taking part in the business forum, said.

"There will be a flow of foreign investment to the country as a result", he said.

The is set to take place amid calls for probe over alleged human rights abuses against Sri Lankan troops for their conduct in the battle against the LTTE.

The Prime Minister of Canada, a leading nation, is staying away from attending the summit over concerns on rights accountability.

First Published: Mon, November 04 2013. 17:21 IST
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