By Kelum Bandara
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia 2021 today in virtual mode and deliver their speeches, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo tweeted.
The annual conference bringing together government leaders, senior officials and business executives kicked off on Sunday in the tropical island of Hainan in China. Around 2,000 people are expected to attend the event physically. According to sources, 15 heads of states will attend it.
The event is viewed by some as China’s version of the World Economic Forum in Davos. It was scheduled to be conducted last year, but cancelled due to the pandemic.