Denmark To Increase Investments In Sri Lanka


December 16, 2023


Danish Ambassador Freddy Svane called on Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Temple Trees today (December 14) to exchange views on bilateral ties and development cooperation between Sri Lanka and Denmark.

The New Delhi-based Ambassador said that yesterday he took part at the opening of electronics production factory of major Danish company, GPV Group A/S of Copenhagen that would provide over 1,000 employment opportunities. He said many investors in Denmark are willing to invest in power sector, deep sea fishing, mechanized boat production and other projects.

The Prime Minister briefed him on the current economic development in the country, including the progress made on IMF package. He thanked Denmark for the trust and confidence placed by Denmark by encouraging investments and for the support given as a member of the Paris Club to assist in Sri Lanka’s efforts in reviving its economy.

They also discussed on the initiative of expanding SAGT with MAERSK activities in Sri Lanka for logistics hub/consolidation. MERSK is in the process of developing the consortium with possible Japanese funding.

The Prime Minister also urged Denmark to facilitate to increase cinnamon and other spices imports from Sri Lanka.

Secretary to the Prime Minister, Anura Dissanayake and Consular Officer of Danish Consul General Office, Ruchi de Silva also attended the meeting.