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Strengthening Investment Bonds: Successful Conclusion of ‘Invest Sri Lanka’ Investor Forum in Mumbai

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), in partnership with the Confederation of the Indian Industry (CII), concluded the ‘Invest Sri Lanka’ Investor Forum on August 11th at the luxurious Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai.

Highlighting the event’s central theme, the forum fervently advocated for increased investment flows into Sri Lanka, drawing the attention of a dynamic audience of over 120 potential investors from Mumbai. Addressing the assembly, Shehan Semasinghe, the State Minister of Finance, delivered a keynote speech that resonated with the objectives of the gathering.

Representatives from the Sri Lankan delegation, including the Chairman of CSE, key figures from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), and delegates from sixteen prominent Stockbroker Firms, united their efforts to extend an inviting appeal for enhanced investments in Sri Lanka. This call for investment was further amplified by the wholehearted support of the CII.

Distinguished speakers took center stage during the forum, with luminaries such as S. Swaminathan, Co-Chairman of CII WR Committee on Innovation, R&D and Digitalization, and Founder and CEO of IRIS Business Services, sharing insights. Dilshan Wirasekara, Chairman of CSE, Chinthaka Mendis, Director General of SEC, and Dr. P.K.G. Harischandra, Director of Research at CBSL, eloquently discussed the Sri Lankan Economy and the Capital Market.

In a comprehensive exploration of the Sri Lankan Stock Market’s trajectory and sector performances, the forum featured engaging technical sessions facilitated by eminent figures in the industry. Notable speakers, including Shehan Cooray, Director/Head of Research at Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd, Oshadha De Vas Gunasekara, Head of Research at CT CLSA Securities (Pvt) Ltd., and Sanjeewa Fernando, Chief Research and Chief Economist and Strategist at Asia Securities (Pvt) Ltd., shared their valuable insights.

A captivating Q&A session further enriched the discourse, with active audience participation and contributions from esteemed personalities like State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe, CSE Chairman Dilshan Wirasekara, SEC Director General Chinthaka Mendis, CBSL Director of Research Dr. P.K.G. Harischandra, and CSE CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike, who adeptly moderated the session.

Following the successful conclusion of the ‘Invest Sri Lanka’ Investor Forum in Mumbai, an earlier event took place in Chennai at the Taj Coromandel Hotel on August 9th.

The event in Mumbai garnered strong support from Platinum Sponsors Asia Securities and First Capital Holdings PLC, as well as Gold Sponsor Almas Holdings Ltd. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) played a crucial role as the forum’s support partner, contributing to the overall success of the event.

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