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US wants to boost trade with SL

The American Chamber of Commerce in Colombo has said it is keen to boost investment and trade in Sri Lanka.

"The US has expressed its desire to increase more FDI (foreign direct investment) flows to Sri Lanka and also see an increase in Sri Lankan exports to the US," Vijaya Ratnayake, president of AMCHAM Sri Lanka said, according to LBO.

The AMCHAM is planning to hold a trade show in Colombo on September 16 to promote trade and investment between the two countries.

"This event provides an excellent opportunity for those who are interested in doing business with USA whether it is imports, exports, tourism, education or investment to obtain information and find partners," he said.

The US embassy said the trade show is to encourage and strengthen economic ties between the US and Sri Lanka.

"The trade show will attract investors who will see Sri Lanka as a serious opportunity for investment," William Weinstein, Charge d' Affairs of the US embassy said.