Foreign investor participants show interest in key sectors of Lankan economy

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Foreign investors taking part in the upcoming ‘Sri Lanka Investment & Business Conclave 2016’ has shown a keen interest to explore diverse areas of business in the country, with the biggest interest going to the areas of infrastructure development, export manufacturing and agriculture.

Out of over 70 overseas investors registered so far, 19 investors have shown an interest in the area of export manufacturing while 18 of them have shown an interest to explore opportunities in the infrastructure sector. Fifteen investors have confirmed that they are coming to explore options available in the agriculture sector. 

In the meantime, a high number of investors have also shown an interest to look at sectors such as local knowledge services, power and energy and tourism and leisure sectors. 
The visiting investors are also looking to tap into business areas such as port development, export services, apparels and recycling of waste, etc. 

Telecommunications and related services, petroleum and related products such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) also will come under the investors’ scope during the upcoming ‘Sri Lanka Investment and Business Conclave’, which will take place between March 8 and 10, 2016.
Investors from over 18 countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, China, Canada, Egypt, Germany, Georgia, Kuwait, Maldives, Pakistan, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Vietnam, Lesotho, have already registered to take part in the March event, which will take place at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. They are looking to meet local counterparts to discuss possible partnerships, joint venture plans and other forms of partnership.

The latest move by the 176-year-old Ceylon Chamber of Commerce comes amidst heavy investments Sri Lanka has made in recent times to develop its infrastructure, such as ports, airports, road networks and telecommunication facilities, etc. 
In order to reserve your seat, please contact the event secretariat on +9411-5588818, e-mail to or visit 


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