Investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s Port City Colombo presented in London
Sri Lanka High Commission in London in partnership with the CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd., and Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council had recently organised a presentation on investment opportunities in education and finance sectors in the Port City Colombo project to investors in the UK at the High Commission premises.
Delivering the welcome address, the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom Saroja Sirisena has reportedly stated that the education sector in Sri Lanka, which has a structure and framework coherent with the British education system, has always been a catalyst in strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries. She invited British companies to partner in brand education in Sri Lanka.
Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) Deputy Chair Sir Hugo Swire had called on British companies to collaborate with and invest in Sri Lanka. He stated that CWEIC wished to closely work with Sri Lanka to help gain the investment recognition that it deserves.
CHEC Port City Colombo Assistant Managing Director Thulci Aluwihare had joined the event virtually from Colombo and had presented an overview of the Port City project which is the only waterfront planned city with modern facilities in Asia. He also updated potential investors on the progress of the port city construction and the investment opportunities it offers.
Gateway Group Chairman Dr. Harsha Alles had told the gathering that they hoped to partner with a British school to establish an international school in the Port City aligning with the British system and ethos to cater to the South Asian region and beyond.
Sri Lanka’s Port City project is considered a crown jewel in the country’s development portfolio. It is expected to take the country to the next level of development and bring it on par with other developed Asian countries. Sri Lankan authorities are working towards positioning the country as a business hub in the South Asian region. The country’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean and the many trade agreements enjoyed by the country have also helped boost Sri Lanka’s image as a growing business destination. With Sri Lanka’s overall economy showing a growth path with the private sector recording profits despite facing pandemic challenges, foreign businesses/investors while exploring the expanding opportunities in the country, could also look at the growing opportunities in mega development projects like the Colombo Port City.
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