Sri Lankan IT industry to benefit from Norwegian investments

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has urged the Norwegian business fraternity to invest in Sri Lankan businesses including in fisheries and agriculture industries.

Premier Wickremesinghe made this request during a Norway-Sri Lanka Business convention in Oslo; a part of his official tour to Norway.

The Prime Minister also welcomed joint efforts made by Norway and Sri Lanka to improve the information technology industry. According to the Office of the Prime Minister, Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe has emphasised the importance of increasing public-private partnerships to improve the IT industry in Sri Lanka and to increase production.

The Prime Minister has also raised concerns about the lack of qualified individuals in the IT industry in the country and has reportedly called for additional support of the Norwegian authorities, to improve IT education in Sri Lanka.