He made this statement in response to a question raised by a businessman at the meeting, as to whether the Sri Lankan government encourages casino investments.
“There is absolutely no room for new casinos in Sri Lanka. The Government’s policy is against casinos,” Wickremesinghe underscored.
Singapore Trade and Industry Minister S. Easwaran who also addressed the gathering which included high profile business leaders from Singapore invited business leaders to take advantage of the very conducive environment that is taking shape in Sri Lanka. “There is an environment where investors can invest with confidence,” he said.
He also added that the Singaporean Government will extend its support to Sri Lanka in its development plans.