International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka says time to move on

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International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in a statement yesterday said it was concerned with the recent incidents in Kandy and the impact it has had in general on business activity and urges all ethnic communities to act with responsibility and restraint.

“The lifting of the State of Emergency has promoted the notion of normalcy within the international community and this in turn will have a positive impact on the development initiative of the current Government,” ICCSL Chairman Dinesh Weerakkody said in a statement.

“We commend the efforts of the Government in acting with restraint in dealing with those responsible, but we ask the authorities to take proactive action to thwart any attempts of communal disharmony in the future. In addition, we are happy with the Government’s decision to lift the ban on social media. We also hope the Government under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe can now focus once again on the development goals to bring about economic stability for the business community to invest, grow and contribute to national development.”

ICCSL is the domestic chapter of the Paris based international world business organisation, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). It has over six million member companies, chambers of commerce and business