President Maithripala Sirisena extended an open invitation to all Sri Lankans in Germany who went there as refugees during the conflict to return to the motherland to enjoy the freedom and reap benefits of the ongoing development activities.
The President extended this invitation responding to a question by a journalist at the media briefing held following the official talks with the Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, Yesterday (17). The President commended the assistance given by the Government of Germany for the development work in Sri Lanka for over past five decades. He said his aim is to develop the long–standing partnership between the two countries into new areas of cooperation.
Addressing the press briefing the Chancellor said she is happy with the democratic changes which took place in Sri Lanka under the leadership of the President Maithripala Sirisena and expressed her satisfaction over establishing peace in the country. Chancellor pledged every possible assistance that she can provide for the future plans of Sri Lanka.
She further said that the German Government will provide assistance to prevent renal disease and also pledge to provide assistance for the construction of water purification system. She also promised to send a representative team of German experts to conduct experiments on people suffering from kidney problems.
The German Chancellor said Sri Lanka is a country which has tourist attraction and expressed her willingness to further improve the tourist relations in the two countries. She also stated that the actions will be taken to further send German investors to Sri Lanka by enhancing the trust and awareness of those investors on Sri Lanka.