Sri Lanka’s Development Strategies and International Trade Minister and delegation visit Germany to woo investors
A delegation headed by Sri Lanka’s Minster of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrema is looking at wooing investors from Germany during their visit to several key cities in Germany.
Apart from senior state officials, Samarawickrema’s delegation includes a team of local private business representatives as well.
“The delegation will visit Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin and meet with senior German officials, as well as captains of German industry,” Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment (BOI) has stated.
According to reports, this highly targeted mission will include investment forums where top German and Sri Lankan companies can share experiences, and presentations by the BOI and the Export Development Board (EDB) will be conducted.
Ranjith Pandithage, Chairman Diesel and Motor Engineering Plc., Shiraz Immarudeen, Head Strategic Planning and Business Development, Expolanka Holdings Plc, Sameera Nilupul, Director Live Room (Pvt) Ltd, Shirendra Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer, MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd are among the members of the delegation.
Also in the delegation are Toru Takehara, Chairman, Colombo Dockyard Plc, Liang Thow Ming, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of CHEC Port City Colombo Pvt Ltd and Thulci Aluwihare, head of Strategy and Business Development CHEC Port City.
The delegation will meet German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK), which has already opened an office in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan government is currently in the pursuit of wooing foreign investors to the country to meet its targets for FDIs. The government has also presented a series of facilities to entice potential investors and has also taken many steps to improve the ease of doing business environment in the country. Therefore, foreign businesses/investors could explore investment opportunities in Sri Lanka.
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