Sri Lanka
    Investment Forum 2021

    Sri Lanka
    Forum 2021

    7TH - 9TH JUNE 2021

    • 1-on-1 sessions with project owners
    • Gain information on FDI projects and private equity investment opportunities
    • Understand the regulatory landscape to invest in Sri Lanka
    • Engage with policy makers to formulate imperatives for enhancing ease of doing business
    • Network with government agencies, SOEs, industry leaders and peers

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 Sri Lanka
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.

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[ attend ]

Why you should attend

Understand what makes
Sri Lanka an attractive
investment destination

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

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

President of Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Government

His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa President of Sri Lanka

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Government

Mahinda Rajapaksa is the 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. He also holds three ministerial portfolios of Finance, Buddhasasana, Religious & Cultura ...

Ajith Nivard Cabraal

State Minister of Finance, Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms - Sri Lanka Ministry of Finance

Hon. Nivard Cabraal is Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Finance, Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms since 12th August 2020. He was the Senio ...

P.B. Jayasundara

Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka Government

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 ...

W. D. Lakshman

Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka - Central Bank of Sri Lanka

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 ...

Sajith Attygalle

Secretary to the Treasury - Ministry of Finance - Ministry of Finance

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 ...

J. M. Bhadranie Jayawardhana

Secretary - Ministry of Trade - Ministry of Trade

Mrs. J. M. Bhadranie Jayawardhana is a senior member of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and currently serves as the Secretary to the Ministry ...

Sanjaya Mohottala

Chairman - BOI - Board of investment of Sri Lanka (BOI)

In addition to serving as the Chairman BOI, Mr. Mohottala serves as a board member at SriLankan Airlines, Export Development Board and Sahasya. He’ ...

Hans Wijayasuriya

Chairman - Ceylon Chamber of Commerce - Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya is currently the Chief Executive Officer – Telecommunications Business and Group Executive Vice President of Axiata, Asia’s s ...

Viraj Dayaratne

Chairman - SEC - SEC

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 ...

Dumith Fernando

Chairman Colombo Stock Exchange and Chairman Asia securities Holding Ltd - Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE)

Dumith is Chairman of Asia Securities Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, a leading independent Investment Bank in Sri Lanka which offers Investment Banking, Stock ...

Suresh Dayanath de Mel

Chairman, Export Development Board (EDB) - Export Development Board (EDB)

Suresh is an Entrepreneur and Agricultural Engineer and currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Sri Lanka Export Development Bo ...

Kimarli Fernando

Chairperson -Sri Lanka Tourism - Sri Lanka Tourism

Kimarli is the Chairperson of Sri Lanka Tourism, heading the Government’s four main Tourism entities; Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Sri ...

Faris Hadad-Zervos

World Bank Country Director for Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka based out of Kathmandu - World Bank

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 ...

Alfonso Garcia Mora

Regional Vice President, Asia and Pacific - IFC - IFC

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 ...

Ruchir Desai, CFA

Fund Manager - AFC Asia Frontier Fund - AFC Asia Frontier Fund

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

Chief Investment Officer-Tundra Fonder - Tundra Fonder

Mattias Martinsson is a Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Tundra Fonder. Tundra today runs a Global Frontier Markets strategy, Tundr ...

Lalith Gamage

Chairman - ICTA - ICTA

Professor Lalith Gamage was the chief architect in establishing the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) in 1999 and is currently ...

Thulci Aluwihare

Assistant Managing Director - CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt.) Ltd. - CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt.) Ltd.

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!

Knowledge Partner

Knowledge Partner

Strategic Partner

Strategic Partner

Flagship Project Partner

Flagship Project Partner

Technology Partner

Technology Partner

Banking Partner

Banking Partner

Platinum Partner

Platinum Partner

Hospitality Partner

Hospitality Partner

IT-BPM Sector Partner

IT-BPM Sector Partner

Insurance Partner

Insurance Partner

Communications Partner

Communications Partner

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor Bronze Sponsor

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

Chairperson, Shangri-La

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.

  • Keynote addresses
    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
  • Institutional sessions
    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
  • Investor 1-on-1
    Private sessions between investors and companies / government authorities (to be booked in advance)
  • Promotional sessions
    Presentations by select participating companies and government bodies, to showcase investment projects
  • Flash announcements
    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