Sri Lankan businesses should step up their investments and shouldn't wait for foreigners to do it first, the Central Bank (CB) top official said. "We mustn't wait for foreigners to come. They will come, but they’ll do so after us,” Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor CB said, addressing an eminent gathering at the Kadirgamar Institute on Tuesday, delivering the keynote on “ The National Conference on the Role of the Business Community in Reconciliation ”.
He added that Sri Lankan businesses have contributed appreciably to the reconciliation process by investing in the country's Northern and Eastern provinces. “We saw more than 60, 000 loans granted to businesses in these areas, which show that businesses are starting,” he said, adding that the members of the business community and experts on reconciliation should contribute to the national reconciliation process.