Much Awaited Sri Lanka Investment Forum Commences Today

His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka will inaugurate the much-anticipated Sri Lanka Investment Forum 2021 on Monday 7th June 2021 at 08.30 Sri Lanka Time. A second session of the forum will commence at 14.30 GMT/10.00 EST to cater to audiences in Europe and the USA.

The 3-day forum organized by the Board of Investment, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Colombo Stock Exchange will be Asia’s first and largest virtual forum to attract foreign investments. The event will provide an overall experience and comprehensive understanding on the FDI and Capital Market opportunities in Sri Lanka. Directed with this purpose, the event schedule is enriched with 60+ sessions covering two time zones and expert insight from diverse industries.

The Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka will inaugurate Day 2 of the forum while Day 3 will be inaugurated by Hon. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms. Hon. Ali Sabry, Minister of Justice and Hon. Nalaka Godahewa, State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness will also address the forum. Also speaking at the forum will be their Excellencies Ambassador Gopal Baglay, High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka, Woonjin Jeong, Ambassador for Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka, Akira Sugiyama, Ambassador for Japan in Sri Lanka and Qi Zhenhong,  Ambassador for China in Sri Lanka, Thorsten Bargfrede, Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and Martin Kelly, Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka,. The respective Country Sessions will also see addresses by Dr. Palitha Kohona, Ambassador for Sri Lanka in China, Ravinatha Aryasinha, Ambassador for Sri Lanka in the U.S., Grace Asirwatham, Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Brussels and the Mission to EU, Dr. A. Saj U. Mendis, Ambassador for Sri Lanka to the Republic of Korea, Sanjiv Gunasekara, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Japan, Saroja Sirisena. High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in UK and Niluka Kadurugamuwa, Acting High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in New Delhi, India.

Along with top policy makers, the forum will feature much sought after international speakers coming together to share invaluable insights. Mr. Faris Hadad-Zervos- World Bank Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Dato’ Izzaddin Idris Managing Director/President & Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad, Mr. David Schwimmer- CEO, London Stock Exchange Group, Ms. Hui Kuok – Chairman and Executive, Shangri-La Asia Limited, Mr. Alfonso Garcia Mora Regional Vice President, Asia and Pacific of IFC, Mr. Prateek Roongta Partner- Managing Director and Partner- Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Mr. Darren Roos, CEO of IFS and Mr. Mattias Martinsson – Chief Investment Officer Tundra Fonder, are a few of the galaxy of international speakers lined up for the forum.

Further details can be found at www.invest-srilanka.lk.

SLIF 2021 is supported by the following partners and sponsors: International Finance Corporation (Knowledge Partner), Boston Consulting Group ( Strategic Partner), Port City Sri Lanka (Flagship Project Partner), Microsoft (Technology Partner), HSBC (Banking Partner), Asia Securities (Platinum Sponsor), Shangri-La (Hospitability Partner), SLASSCOM (IT-BPM Sector Partner), FairFirst Insurance (Insurance Partner), Dialog ( Communication partner), Citibank (Gold Sponsor), CAL (Gold Sponsor), NSB Fund Management (Silver Sponsor), CT CLSA (Silver Sponsor), NDBIB (Silver Sponsor), Melstacorp (Bronze Sponsor), Softlogic Stockbrokers (Bronze Sponsor).

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