Russian top billionaire Andrey Melnichenko visits Port City Colombo

Prominent Russian business tycoon Andrey Melnichenko visited Port City Colombo on Wednesday (17th). He was accompanied by Sri Lankan-born British Politician and former EU Parliamentarian Niranjan Deva Aditya.

Melnichenko is a self-made billionaire with major investments in Switzerland based fertilizer giant EuroChem Group and Russia based coal energy company SUEK.

He was warmly welcomed by Port City Colombo Assistant Managing Directors Yue Yeqing and ThulciAluwihare together with Director Sales and Marketing Yamuna Jayaratne.

The delegation was briefed on Port City Colombo project, its construction progress and future developments by RadhikaEllepola, Country Manager Sales and Investor Relations. 

Melnichenko expressed positive remarks about the project and he was impressed about the strategic planning of the new city in the making. 

Board of Investment Chairman, SanjayaMohottala, Director General PasanWanigasekara and corporate sector veteran RajanBrito were also present at the occasion.

From the beginning of this year, Port City Colombo continued to attract several world leading business personalities, keeping Sri Lanka back in the map as a potential hub for future investment. 

Port City Colombo now awaits the introduction of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) law by the Government which will further enhance FDIs to Sri Lanka.

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