Sri Lanka PM to meet Singapore’s leadership at South Asia Convention

July 15, 2016 (LBO) – Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to have bilateral discussions with Singapore’s president and premier during his three-day official visit to Singapore.

Wickremesinghe will leave the country on Sunday principally to deliver the keynote address at the third South Asian Diaspora Convention which will be held in Singapore starting Monday.

Among other distinguished speakers for the convention are Singapore’s Premier Lee Hsien Loong, US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal and India’s Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari.

Apart from that Malik Samarawickrama, Mangala Samaraweera and Dr Shirani Bandaranayake are also scheduled to speak at the convention.

Organizers said the 3rd South Asian Diaspora Convention will bring together 1,000 distinguished guests and more than 50 of the region’s leading policymakers and business leaders, academics and civil society leaders.

The speakers will discuss and debate critical topics in business, economy and policy that would affect the region’s future and its role in global geopolitics in the 21st century.

The convention will feature “Infrastructure Investments in South Asia” with several Chief Ministers from the region who will be available for interaction for potential investments.

Special sessions on “Partnership in Education”, “Start-ups and Entrepreneurship”, “Business and Law”, “Smart Cities and Digital Governance” in the region will be featured at the Convention.