Written by Staff Writer
02 Oct, 2016 | 9:19 pm
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met with the Sri Lankan expatriate community in New Zealand. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe who is on a four-day official tour of New Zealand, met the Sri Lankan expat community at the Mt. Albert War Memorial Hall in Auckland.
The Prime Minister then took part in a question and answer session with the audience. A Sri Lankan youth questioned the premier on the next presidential election.
Following his meeting with the Sri Lankan expatriate community, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe addressed the Sri Lanka – New Zealand Business Council at the Centre for Trade and Enterprise in Auckland.
In his address, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe extended an invitation to the business community to seize the opportunity to invest in Sri Lanka which is transforming into a financial hub of the Indian Ocean.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe thereafter visited the Auckland Zoo, which is now home to Anjalee, an elephant calf which was gifted by President Maithripala Sirisena to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key during his visit to Sri Lanka in February last year.
The Prime Minister departed Auckland and reached the country’s capital, Wellington on Sunday evening. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will attend several discussions on Monday, before drawing a close to his official visit.
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