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Ranil Wickremesinghe

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the  present government is focused on creating the Bay of Bengal Economic Zone which would link Sri Lanka with the Southern States of India.

The Premier made this statement while addressing the 16th World Export Development Forum which commenced this morning in Colombo.

He said the proposed Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) would also also help to link the rapidly growing region.

The Premier added the deal will be followed up with trade agreements with other Bay of Bengal nations.