Lanka's investment opportunities promoted in Singapore
High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Singapore Ferial Ashraff
addresses the meeting
A seminar on 'Opportunities of Doing Business in Sri Lanka' was
organised by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore in
collaboration with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore at the auditorium of the SBF,
with the participation of over 100 senior executives from companies in
High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Singapore Ferial Ashraff delivered
the opening address while Assistant Executive Director of the SBF Thian
Tai Chew made the welcome remarks.
The main presentation, highlighting the emerging investment
opportunities in Sri Lanka was made by Executive Director (Investment
Promotion) of the Board of Investment of Sri LankaDuminda Ariyasinghe.
Regional Director of Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd Vivek Chhabra, having
two manufacturing units in Sri Lanka, shared his experiences in doing
business in Sri Lanka.
IE Singapore, a co-organiser of the seminar, through a detailed
statistical expose,' urged the participants to positively consider Sri
Lanka as a destination for outward investments.
Shamil Mendis, President Singapore-Sri Lanka Business Council, which
is affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the leader of the
17-member high-powered business delegation briefed the participants on
how services of the Business Council could be used by their Singaporean
counterparts in forging mutually beneficial business alliances.
The Commonwealth Business Forum in Singapore was also launched at the
seminar.The seminar was followed by a well-structured session of
one-to-one business meetings between the members of the Sri Lankan
business delegation and their Singaporean counterparts.A networking
dinner was also hosted for the business delegation, which provided an
opportunity for members to interact with prospective Singaporean
Two networking sessions with the Singapore-Indian Chamber of Commerce
and Industry and the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
were also organised.