Senior delegations from three leading British independent schools visited Colombo for discussions with the Colombo Port City Economic Commission and senior management of Port City Colombo earlier this month, pertaining to the development of an International School at the Port City Colombo.
These schools are backed by a rich heritage going as far back as the 16 th century and a diverse community of educators, students, alumni and international partners. In addition, excellence in co-curricular activities and academic performance has been demonstrated through outstanding achievement of students and admissions to prestige universities in the Russell Group.
The International School at Port City Colombo will be a demonstration of Sri Lanka’s commitment to internationalization with potential for attracting high net worth community in the South Asian region who educate children at boarding schools in the UK, Europe etc. The school at Port City Colombo is expected to collaborate closely with the parent school to ensure the best education, facilities, faculty and an international experience for students.
As a world-class city for South Asia, Port City Colombo will offer a host of urban amenities and social infrastructure such as international education and healthcare services – a service-oriented Special Economic Zone, that is being built on sustainable strategies.
Having added 2.69 square kilometres to Sri Lanka’s sovereign territory, Port City Colombo is Sri Lanka’s biggest FDI-funded development project. With an estimated total investment of USD 15bn on completion, USD 1.2 billion has already been invested into Port City Colombo by the project company and a further USD 1.5 billion is expected to be invested during the vertical development phase, which is expected to commence as soon as regulations are finalized.
A USD 7-million Duty-Free Shopping Complex, the first of its kind in South Asia and expected to be a magnet for shopping and tourism, will also open its doors at Port City Colombo in April 2023.