The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka in a statement yesterday said it was congratulating Mahinda Rajapaksa the President on his swearing-in for his second term commencing from 19 November, 2010.
NCCSL President C. Lal de Alwis said President Rajapaksa had done marvelous service to this country by bringing peace after 30 years of war. “This has saved many lives and properties which otherwise would have been destroyed by the war. The President never stopped the mega development programme even during the war; instead he simultaneously carried out the development activities which have now started giving results,” de Alwis said. He said that Hambantota Harbour that was commissioned on Thursday was the latest example. All the other major projects such as power generation, air port and road development were commendable. The country is rapidly developing to be no second to any other nation in the region.
“We have the highest per capita income in South Asia except Bhutan. All these are due to the genuine commitment and bold leadership of the president. We, as the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka pledge our fullest cooperation to the president to develop this country to make it Asia’s Wonder,” de Alwis added.