“Malaysia turned its economy because of agriculture. We should learn the advice and techniques regarding agriculture from them.”
Northern Provincial International Industrial Exhibition and Business Forum (NPIIEBF) was held yesterday (31) at the Jaffna Veerasingham Hall. The discussion forum with the investors was held at the auditorium of Jaffna Public Library. The Governor joined the discussion with the assistance of digital communication.
The Governor here added that Malaysia is one of the partners of Commonwealth and it has given us a lot of professional contributions to the Northern Province as well as to the country. Today, Malaysia is our key investor. The working relationship with Malaysia has given many benefits. Even though the Northern Province has suffered 29 years of war and 10 years of post-war, Malaysia has given confidence and treated us as a friend in development.
Governor stated that since he became the Governor, several development projects have been implemented in Northern Province such as airport, fisheries harbour, agriculture, education, transport, largest freshwater treatment plant, etc. The Governor requested the Malaysian investors to be part of these development activities.
The local products were exhibited at the Jaffna Veerasingham Hall today at around 80 galleries for the purpose of marketing the products of local manufacturers in the Northern Province. Malaysian investors visited the exhibition and discussed the product with the manufacturers and said they would contribute to the development of the Northern Province.
Secretary to the Governor of Northern Province S.Sathiyaseelan, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Sri Lanka Yang Thai Tan and Malaysian Investor Kulasekaran, Secretary of Women Affairs Ministry R.Varatheeswaran, Director of Department of Industries K. Srimohanan, Mayor of Jaffna E.Arnold, and Resource Person, Dr. Akhilan Kadirgamar, and Mr. Sivadeepan was also present in this forum.
– Media Unit of Northern Governor