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The Sri Lanka Investment Forum 2021 offers the perfect blend of opportunities aimed at enriching institutional, corporate and individual investors and business houses with a comprehensive set of guidelines for their investment decisions.

Choice of Start Time 8:30 AM IST or 2:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM EST
We have two sessions each day catering for all participants in different time zones. Please scroll down to see entire schedule.

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SL TIME : 08:30

Welcome Address by Dr Hans Wijayasuriya- Chairman, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,
Introductory Remarks by Hon. Nivard Cabraal, State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms and
Address by His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

08:30 - 09:15
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 08:45
SL TIME : 09:00
SL TIME : 09:15

Keynote- Dr. P. B. Jayasundara
Secretary to the President

09:15 - 09:45
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 09:30
SL TIME : 09:45

Panel Discussion featuring Deshamanya Prof. W.D. Lakshman- Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka,
Mr Sajith Attygalle - Secretary to Treasury,
Mr. Faris Hadad-Zervos – World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal,
Mr. Prateek Roongta-MD and Partner, BCG
Discussion Moderated by Dr. Nishan de Mel – Executive Director, Verite Research



09:45 - 11:00
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 10:00
SL TIME : 10:15
SL TIME : 10:30
SL TIME : 10:45
SL TIME : 11:00

Keynote – Mr. Sanjaya Mohottala
Chairman, Board of Investment

11:00 - 11:30
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 11:15
SL TIME : 11:30

Keynote – Mr Dumith Fernando
Chairman, Colombo Stock Exchange

11:30 - 12:00
Sri Lanka Standard Time

Welcome address - H E Dr. A. Saj U. Mendis , Ambassador for Sri Lanka to the Republic of Korea
Keynote address - H E Woonjin Jeong, Ambassador for Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka
Presentation - Macroeconomic update and investment opportunities in Sri Lanka - Ms. Juliana Kang, Business Development Manager, KOTRA Colombo

Followed by Experience Sharing Panel Moderated by Ms. Juliana Kang, Business Development Manager, KOTRA Colombo featuring the following panellists:
Mr. Kevin Chang - COO of Softlogic Retail (Former MD of Samsung Sri Lanka) and Mr. Justin Jichul Oh- President of World-OKTA (World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Associations) in Sri Lanka

11:30 - 12:30
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 11:45
SL TIME : 12:00

Keynote – Mr. Viraj Dayaratne
Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka

12:00 - 12:30
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 12:15
SL TIME : 12:30

Hear from Dato’ Izzaddin Idris Managing Director/President & Group Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Group Berhad who will share the Axiata Group experience on “25 Years in Sri Lanka – The Story behind a Multi-Billion Dollar Investment”.

12:30 - 13:00
Sri Lanka Standard Time

Deep Dive Forum – Convened by the Colombo Stock Exchange

Presentation by Mr. Mattias Martinsson - Chief Investment Officer, Tundra Fonder followed by a Q&A discussion moderated by Dr. Naveen Gunawardane - Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer - LYNEAR Wealth Management

12:30 - 13:30
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 12:45
SL TIME : 13:00

Keynote- Dr. M. Z. M. Aazim
Superintendent and Registrar, Public Debt Department
Central Bank of Sri Lanka

13:00 - 13:30
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 13:15
SL TIME : 13:30

Hear from Mr. Ruchir Desai- Fund Manager at AFC Asia Frontier Fund on his experience in investing in Sri Lanka's capital markets.

13:30 - 14:00
Sri Lanka Standard Time

Deep Dive Forum Convened by the Board of Investment

13:30 - 14:30
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 13:45
SL TIME : 14:00

Keynote: Mr. Channa Manoharan
Chairman, Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM)

14:00 - 14:30
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 14:15
SL TIME : 14:30

Speakers:
Mr. Prabhash Subasinghe – Managing Director, Global Rubber Industries (Pvt)Ltd
And Mr. Dilhan C. Fernando – CEO, Dilmah Tea
Moderated by Mr. Shamindra Kulamannage - Editor-in-Chief, Echelon Magazine

14:30 - 15:00
Sri Lanka Standard Time

Deep Dive Forum Convened by Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM)
Hear from the following speakers: Mr. Jayantha De Silva- Secretary to the Ministry of Technology, Mr. Vivek Sood - Group CFO Axiata Group Berhad, Dr Nisha Talagala- CEO of Pyxeda AI, Ms. Srimathi Shivashankar - Corporate Vice President HCL Technologies, Mr. Nishan Mendis- Executive Director and Technology Consulting Leader at PWC and Board Director and Head of Capacity Forum at SLASSCOM, Mr. Dag Honningsvåg- Chairman 99X Technology and Jehan Perinpanayagam- CEO Informate world

14:30 - 16:00
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 14:45
SL TIME : 15:00

Keynote- Hon. Ali Sabry
Minister of Justice

15:00 - 15:30
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 15:15
SL TIME : 15:30
SL TIME : 15:45
SL TIME : 16:00
SL TIME : 16:15
SL TIME : 16:30
SL TIME : 16:45
SL TIME : 17:00
SL TIME : 17:15
SL TIME : 17:30
SL TIME : 17:45
SL TIME : 18:00
SL TIME : 18:15
SL TIME : 18:30
SL TIME : 18:45
SL TIME : 19:00
SL TIME : 19:15
SL TIME : 19:30

Welcome Address by Dr Hans Wijayasuriya- Chairman, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,
Introductory Remarks by Hon. Nivard Cabraal, State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms and Address by His Excellency Gotabaya Rajapaksa President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

19:30 - 20:15
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 19:45
SL TIME : 20:00
SL TIME : 20:15

Keynote- Dr. P. B. Jayasundara Secretary to the President

20:15 - 21:45
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 20:30
SL TIME : 20:45
SL TIME : 21:00
SL TIME : 21:15
SL TIME : 21:30
SL TIME : 21:45

Panel Discussion featuring Deshamanya Prof. W.D. Lakshman- Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka,
Mr Sajith Attygalle - Secretary to Treasury,
Mr. Faris Hadad-Zervos – World Bank Country Director for Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal,
Mr. Prateek Roongta-MD and Partner, BCG
Discussion Moderated by Dr. Nishan de Mel – Executive Director, Verite Research

21:45 - 23:00
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 22:00
SL TIME : 22:15
SL TIME : 22:30
SL TIME : 22:45
SL TIME : 23:00

Deep Dive Forum – Convened by the Colombo Stock Exchange
Presentation by Mr. Mattias Martinsson - Chief Investment Officer, Tundra Fonder followed by a Q&A discussion moderated by Dr. Naveen Gunawardane - Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer - LYNEAR Wealth Management

23:00 - 00:00
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 23:15
SL TIME : 23:30

Keynote – Mr. Sanjaya Mohottala
Chairman, Board of Investment

23:30 - 00:00
Sri Lanka Standard Time
SL TIME : 23:45