Day 1

16th September 2019

09:00:00 am – 09:30:00 am

Arrival of Participants

09:30:00 am – 10:25:00 am


National Anthem  
Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya, Chairman, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce 
Hon. Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade 
Mr. Carl Cruz, Chairman, Unilever Sri Lanka 
Ms. Amena Arif, Country Manager Sri Lanka & Maldives, International Finance Corporation 


10:25:00 am – 10:45:00 am

Presentation on Opportunities in the Port City Colombo 
Mr. Liang Thow Minh, Chief Sales and Marking Officer, CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd.

10:45:00 am – 11:00:00 am

Tea Break

11:00:00 am – 12:30:00 pm

Strategies for Growth - Panel Discussion followed by Q & A Session

Foreign Direct Investment         
Mr. Mangala Yapa, Chairman, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka

National Export Strategy  
Mrs. Indira Malwatte, Chairperson/CEO, Sri Lanka Export Development Board

Navigating the Operating Landscape : Regulations – Tax – Forex - Land 
Mr. Shiluka Goonewardene, Principal – Deal Advisory, KPMG

Foreign Investment Perspective            
Mr. Kalum de Silva, Managing Director, Southern Cross Capital Australia

Private – Public – Partnership               
Mr. Kamal Dorabawila, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
Moderator  - Mr. Shiran Fernando, Chief Economist, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce


12:30:00 pm – 01:30:00 pm

Working Lunch 

01:30:00 pm – 05:30:00 pm

B-2-B (Business to Business) and G-2-B (Government to Business Meetings) 

06:30:00 pm – 09:00:00 pm

Strategic Networking Reception

Day 2

17th September 2019

08:00:00 am – 12:00:00 pm

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019

12:00:00 pm – 01:00:00 pm


Spouse Programme
16th September 2019

Temple visits
Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
Shopping -
Colombo City Centre, Odel
Paradise Road, Laksala,
Ayurvedic and Herbal Treatment -
Spa Ceylon or Siddhalepa


18th September 2019

Will be arranged by the Official Travel Partner – cost to be borne by the participants

Visit to Kandy and return on the same day