Sunday, May 31, 2009

INTERVIEW - End of Sri Lanka war to boost growth by 3 pct

By Kevin Lim and Candida Ng

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The end of Sri Lanka's civil war will help boost economic growth by 3 percentage points a year as service industries pick up and better security attracts investors, Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said on Sunday.

"When countries are free of terror, the private enterprises will move in where they have an opportunity," Bogollagama said in an interview on the sidelines of a regional security conference in Singapore. Full text