Prime Minster Ranil Wickremasinghe says Asia will become the largest market place in the world during the next 20 years. He made this remark participating at a meeting of the third political forum of Asia-Europe held in Colombo today. Sri Lanka has built a strong friendship with Asian countries. The Prime Minister said the friendship will prevail in favour of the country in the present and as well as in future. This forum will help to gain good understand on political, economic and security systems in the Asian countries to Sri Lanka.
The Asian countries are giving major contributions to the development move in the country. A programme to construct houses for the people in the North and estate workers is being implemented with the support of India. The Prime Minister further said that China and Japan are providing immense contributions to the development process in Sri Lanka.