The BOI organized a special programme for 57 Non-resident Heads of mission and Defence Advisors and Defence Attaches who were visiting Sri Lanka to attend the 68th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo.
The group which consisted of many Ambassadors and High Commissioners was visiting different parts of the Island under a programme organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The group visited the BOI’s Koggala Export Processing Zone and was briefed by Mr. G R Abeyratne, Director (Investor Services), BOI Regional Office / Southern Province, on the operation of Export Processing Zones (EPZ) and more specifically theKoggala EPZ.
The Ambassadors were also briefed by Mr. Dilip S Samarasinghe, Director (Media & Publicity) on Sri Lanka’s Investment Climate and opportunities for investment in the country. Thereafter BOI arranged for the group to visit several enterprises at Koggala with a view of gaining additional knowledge on the status of investment and the industrial capacity available in Sri Lanka.
Programmes of this nature have contributed in creating a better understanding of Sri Lanka’s potential as a destination for investments and the efforts by the Board to promote and facilitate Foreign Direct Investment into the country.