COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wrapped up her visit to Sri Lanka on Saturday (June 1st) amid plans to boost bilateral trade and investment, according to media reports.
Yingluck met with Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who invited Thai business leaders to invest in the island nation. Infrastructure development, power generation, small and medium industries and manufacturing were highlighted as particular areas of interest, according to MCOT Online.
Yingluck, meanwhile, proposed measures to eliminate aviation-related obstacles to better connect Thailand with other Asian countries and facilitate travel. She described the "religious relationship" between Thailand and Sri Lanka as healthy, according to IANS.
The two countries have organised educational exchange programmes for Thai and Sri Lankan Buddhist monks, as well as pilgrimages for Buddhists wishing to visit sacred and historical sites.