Last update:Fri, 24 Feb 2023

Foreign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris discusses progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals with UN Assistant Secretary General Kanni Wignaraja

1Foreign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris met United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General (ASG), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Kanni Wignaraja on 15 December, during her official visit to Sri Lanka. ASG Wignaraja’s visit is aimed at better understanding country priorities and exploring new avenues of support from UNDP to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka – The Island of Gem

GemSLKnown as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, is not only known for its beautiful tropical beaches and breathtaking island life but also as a treasure trove for precious gems of the world.


SLInvestTourismSri Lanka offers dynamic investment opportunities in key economic sectors for foreign investors. Despite COVID-19, Sri Lanka has maintained a steady momentum of investor interest in its vibrant tourism industry. The sector has been attracting substantial investment - between March 2020 and June 2021, the Sri Lanka Government has attracted over US$ 950 million in investments, received 64 project proposals, and approved 38 projects to the value of US$ 102.38 Million. These ventures are to be executed under the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).