Sri Lanka rules out casinos

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ruled out allowing casinos in the country, citing that such investors will have no place in the country.

The PM made the statement in response to a question raised at the Singapore Entrepreneurs Organization meeting on Monday, which asked whether the present government would  encourage the setting up of the casino industry in Sri Lanka.

In response to the question, the PM said the current government does not welcome casinos, while its predecessor did in the past.

The event discussed potential investment sectors in Sri Lanka, including tourism, energy, housing, construction, environment and city planning.