Investment Forum 2021
Sri LankaVIEW FORUM PROCEEDINGS
An Invitation to participate in Sri Lanka's Growth Decade
Sri Lanka is looking to unleash a decade of growth to rapidly increase its GDP, taking advantage of its inherent strengths and global supply chain shifts. Our strategic location combined with our business-friendly policies will be an accelerator for this fast-paced growth.
The Sri Lankan Government is pro development. We proactively support businesses, as is evident from our progressive policies, policy consistency, and fiscal incentives. The upcoming Port City will create an even more conducive environment for Foreign Direct Investments into Sri Lanka.
We are focused on making Sri Lanka a hub for global business activities across diverse sectors, and we are excited to invite global companies to establish their presence in Sri Lanka to make the most of this opportunity.
[ Welcome to Sri Lanka Investment Forum ]
About The Event
Join Asia’s first and largest virtual Investor Forum to
understand the FDI and Capital Market opportunities in
Get a sneak peek into the attractive investment opportunities in Sri Lanka across FDI in projects, private equity placements and investment in listed corporates
The 3-day event will feature sessions and presentations by senior government leaders, C-suite of public and private companies, global experts, investment bankers, and advisory firms.
The event intends to attract direct and portfolio investors including sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, Development Finance Institutions, large MNCs and conglomerates, High Net Worth Individuals and other types of investors from across the world.View Forum Proceedings
[ attend ]
Why you should attend
Understand what makes
Sri Lanka an attractive
Gain information on FDI
projects, listed companies
and private equity placements
Learn first-hand about the policy
framework and legislative
landscape for investing in Sri Lanka
Interact with government
agencies, SOEs, industry leaders,
global investors and peers
[ Sri Lanka's potential ]
Strong Fundamentals will unleash Sri Lanka's potential
Rank in South Asia for Human Capital Skills
Trainable & Flexible Workforce
In the region for Starting a Business / Doing Business 2020
BOI and Port City offer a one-stop-shop, further improving ease of doing business
Countries with which SL has signed Bilateral Investment Protection Agreements (IPA)
Growth in number of graduates by 2025
Sri Lanka to be a knowledge-driven economy, doubling down on vocational training
Access to neighboring economies, with fast growing populations, for exports
In South Asia for Quality of Life Index - 2019
Export Processing Zones with 5 more underway
Unique deep sea international ports in Colombo and Hambantota - set to revolutionise transhipment in South Asia
Power cost in South Asia as per JETRO Survey 2019
Rank for “Travel Destination” by Lonely Planet in 2019
[ Speakers ]
Our Keynote Speakers
His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa President of Sri Lanka
Mahinda Rajapaksa is the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. He also holds three ministerial portfolios of Finance, Buddhasasana, Religious & Cultura ...
Mr. M.U.M. Ali Sabry, President’s Counsel, is the current Minister for Justice of Sri Lanka, having been sworn in as a Cabinet Minister on 12 Augus ...
Hon. Ajith Nivard Cabraal is Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Finance, Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms since 12th August 2020. He was the ...
Hon. (Dr.) Nalaka Godahewa currently serves as the State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanlines ...
Dr. P.B Jayasundara is a Sri Lankan economist and is currently the Secretary to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He commands over 40 years of wide and ...
Mr. S.R. Attygalle, assumed duties as Secretary to the Treasury on November 20, 2019. Prior to being appointed as Secretary to the Treasury, since ...
Mrs. J. M. Bhadranie Jayawardhana is a senior member of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and currently serves as the Secretary to the Ministry ...
Secretary to the Ministry of Technology
Dr R. M. Saman Kusumsiri Rathnayake (MMBS) (MSc-Medical Administration (F&N) Secretary to the State Ministry of Production, Supply and Regulatio ...
Deshamanya Professor W. D. Lakshman is the current and the 15th Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. He is also Professor Emeritus, Universit ...
General Shavendra Silva WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc MPhil was appointed as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, with effective from 18 August ...
Kimarli is the Chairperson of Sri Lanka Tourism, heading the Government’s four main Tourism entities; Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Sri ...
Mr. Janaka Ratnayake is a successful and award-winning entrepreneur who currently serves as Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lank ...
Suresh is an Entrepreneur and Agricultural Engineer and currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Sri Lanka Export Development Bo ...
Mr. Viraj Dayaratne, President’s Counsel, assumed office as the Chairman of the SEC on 22 January 2020. Mr. Dayaratne, holds a Bachelor of Arts Deg ...
Professor Lalith Gamage was the chief architect in establishing the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) in 1999 and is currently ...
In addition to serving as the Chairman BOI, Mr. Mohottala serves as a board member at SriLankan Airlines, Export Development Board and Sahasya. He’ ...
Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya is currently the Chief Executive Officer – Telecommunications Business and Group Executive Vice President of Axiata, Asia’s s ...
Dumith is Chairman of Asia Securities Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, a leading independent Investment Bank in Sri Lanka which offers Investment Banking, Stock ...
Dr. Aazim is a macroeconomist cum debt manager by profession specializing in international finance, debt management, government financing and capit ...
Oshada Senanayake is the Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka as well as a board member of ICTA & SL CERT, ...
Faris Hadad-Zervos is the World Bank Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka based out of Kathmandu. He leads the overall program and po ...
Darren Roos is in his third year as CEO of IFS, a post he took in April 2018. His vision spearheaded the transformation of the company internally t ...
Ms. Hui Kuok was appointed the Chairman and Executive Director of Shangri-La Asia Limited (“the Group”) in January 2017. She joined Shangri-La Asia ...
Kerry is leading the GSA in its quest to grow both the reach and positive reputation of the global sourcing industry. She is passionate about the o ...
Pierre Pringiers is the current CEO & Founder of Sail Lanka Yachting Group, pioneer in the building of sailing catamaran & operating charters in Sr ...
Alfonso Garcia Mora is IFC’s Vice President for Asia and Pacific and he is responsible for all IFC operations in the region, including operationali ...
Dato’ Izzaddin Idris is the Managing Director/President & Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad. Prior to this current role, he serv ...
Prateek Roongta is a Managing Director and Partner with Boston Consulting Group (BCG). He is also a core member of BCG’s Financial Institutions and ...
Ruchir is the co-fund manager of the AFC Asia Frontier Fund which is currently invested in 13 Asian frontier markets including Sri Lanka. Ruchir ha ...
Mattias Martinsson is a Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Tundra Fonder. Tundra today runs a Global Frontier Markets strategy, Tundr ...
Timothy Wright has over thirty year’s experience in the hospitality industry, including senior management positions within Shangri-La across Hong K ...
Vivek holds a Bachelor in Commerce and is a Qualified Chartered Accountant from India. He conducted his Accountancy and Audit Training in Pricewate ...
Dag accounts for over 25 years’ experience from international organizations within ICT and consultancy. His experience ranges from strategic planni ...
Animesh Agrawal is a Principal in the Private Equity Group of Blackstone. Since joining Blackstone in 2014, he has been involved in several of Blac ...
Srimathi is a Corporate Vice President at HCL Technologies. With extensive experience of more than two decades in Business and Human Capital strate ...
Amardeep Devadason is Senior Vice President, Operations at RRD, responsible for heading business operations for the organization, besides key pract ...
Derek has held senior positions in several large organisations across the UK and Asia. With a career spent exclusively in manufacturing, he spent t ...
Group Chief Executive Officer of Brandix Lanka Limited, Ashroff Omar has been instrumental in redefining the Sri Lankan Apparel industry for over f ...
Thulci is a reputed business strategist and financial advisor with international experience in corporate wealth creation through investment, divest ...
[ Partners & Sponsors ]
Forum Partners & Sponsors
Check Who Makes This Event Possible!
Shangri-La’s growing investment shows great faith in Sri Lanka. Shangri-La has invested close to $850M in Sri Lanka. This includes a luxury hotel, residential apartments, shopping mall and commercial space at the iconic One Galle Face in the heart of Colombo, and a luxury golf resort and spa in the southern region of Sri Lanka.
Shangri-La cannot be more excited to be a part of this exciting journey to transform Sri Lanka into one of the leading tourism and business travel destinations in Asia
-Hui Kwong Kuok
The ingenuity powering one of the world’s leading stock-exchanges LSEG is a leading developer and operator of high performance technology solutions, including trading & market surveillance for over 40 organizations and exchanges. They opened a state-of-theart technology facility in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2016, to support their global technology operations
The development powerhouse behind South Asia’s first all electric super-car “Sri Lanka will not only be admired for its vast biodiversity but most importantly be known for our people who continuously push boundaries to drive change with an innate passion to do great things here in Sri Lanka. I am extremely proud to have such an exceptional talent pool, driven and committed to reach this amazing milestone”
-Harsha Subasinghe CEO, CodeGen
International Group of Companies, VEGA Innovations
World private equity giant Blackstone Group entered Sri Lanka in March 2021, buying controlling stake in Piramal Glass Ceylon PLC, in a transaction on the Colombo Stock Exchange. The 56% stake for USD 32Mn was part of the broader acquisition of the Indian giant business in December 2020. Piramal Glass is the market leader for glass packaging in Sri Lanka and Blackstone sees huge export potential in the product segment
[ Programme ]
What’s in store for the 3 days?
3-day virtual event, jointly organized by the Board of Investment (apex investment promotion organisation of Sri Lanka),
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (Premier business chamber in Sri Lanka) and the Colombo Stock Exchange.
The event intends to attract direct and portfolio investors including sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, Development Finance Institutions, large MNCs and conglomerates, High Net Worth Individuals and other types of investors from across the world.
Speeches delivered by Chief Guest His Excellency. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, the Guest of Honour Hon. Mahinda Rajapakse, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and Hon. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, State Minister of Finance Sri Lanka
Sector-specific sessions related to policy and regulations, delivered by prominent experts across industries
Interactive discussions on “hot topics”
Panel discussions and plenary sessions on key aspects of Sri Lanka’s macro-economic environment
Private sessions between investors and companies / government authorities (to be booked in advance)
Presentations by select participating companies and government bodies, to showcase investment projects
of current FDI deals and investment projects
Hear from existing global investors in Sri Lanka
HCL, London Stock Exchange Group, Shangri-La and many others