Opportunity for sustainable development [Sri Lanka]

Author: FS, Sri Lanka Guardian, Published on: 30 May 2009

Foreign contractors are flowing into the city [Colombo]...Everyone wants a piece of the action as Sri Lanka prepares for a new chapter of development after nearly 30 years of conflict ended...is the private sector...preparing to invest in the north and repatriate all the profits? Even more important, is the private sector going to invest in these two acutely under-developed regions without consulting the people? Will investors outside the northeast also behave like foreign investors?...There shouldn’t be an imposition of business and industry from outside that is not to the liking of the northerner– otherwise it would aggravate many of the unresolved (political) issues like decision-making in land use and infrastructure development.

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