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Several foreign countries participate in investment forum

A key discussion on ways to expand investment opportunities in Sri Lanka was held with the participation of Minister Malik Samarawickreme at the Central Bank premises yesterday.

Heads of investment forums of several countries including Dubai, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore and Korea participated in the event.

Senior Advisor to the Investment Cooperation of Dubai Dr. Soon Young Chang headed the investment forum.

Minister Samarawickreme said Sri Lanka will form new trade relations not only with China but with other countries such as Middle East countries and East Asian countries. Accordingly, Sri Lanka will also strengthen its ties with Singapore and Korea in near future as well.

Dr.Chang said that the international investors are keeping an eye on a series of investment opportunities that have bloomed in Sri Lanka. He also said they are ready to invest in Sovereign Bonds, Colombo Financial City Project, Megapolis and Western Development project and several others.

Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Senior Deputy Governor Dr.Nandalal Weerasinghe, Deputy Governor K.D. Ranasinghe, C.J.P. Siriwardena and other Central Bankers participated.