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Top policymakers to speak at Sri Lanka Investment Forum 2021

The Board of Investment, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Colombo Stock Exchange are all set to unveil the first-ever virtual platform in Sri Lanka to attract foreign investments and Asia’s first and largest Virtual Investor Forum from 7 to 9 June.

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 50+ sessions covering two time zones and expert insight from diverse industries.

Sharing perspective on policy and government, the event will carry addresses delivered by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Guest of Honour Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The event will also see addresses by Minister of Justice Ali Sabry, State Minister of Money and Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal and State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness Nalaka Godahewa.

Day 1 will feature keynote speeches from Secretary to the President Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, who will deliver a keynote address on the National Policy Framework. Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Deshamanya Prof. W.D. Lakshman and Secretary to Treasury Sajith Attygalle will be part of a panel discussion on Charting Sri Lanka’s Economic Trajectory. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Viraj Dayaratne, BOI Chairman Sanjaya Mohottala, and CSE Chairman Dumith Fernando will also deliver keynotes during the Day 1 plenary sessions.

Day 2 will include speeches from Principal Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga, EDB Chairman Suresh de Mel, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Chairman Janaka Ratnayake, Board of Investment Director General Pasan Wanigasekara, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Chairperson Kimarli Fernando, and Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka Director General Oshadha Senanayake. Ministry of Trade Secretary J.M. Bhadranie Jayawardhana and Department of Commerce Director General Ananda Dharmapriya will join as panellists in a Deep Dive forum on Trade while National Intellectual Property Office Director General Geethanjali Ranawaka will participate in a session focusing on the Intellectual Property Framework.

Day 3 will feature keynote addresses by ICTA Chairman Prof. Lalith Gamage and Central Bank of Sri Lanka Department of Foreign Exchange Director Dr. A.A.I.N. Wickramasinghe. Central Bank of Sri Lanka Deputy Governor Yvette Fernando and ICTA Director/Legal Advisor Jayantha Fernando will be part of sessions focusing on the Banking Sector, and Cyber and Data Protection Frameworks respectively.

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), and Softlogic Stockbrokers (Bronze Sponsor)

(FT)