Sri Lanka High Commission in London in partnership with the CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd and Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council organised a presentation on investment opportunities in education and finance sectors in the Port City Colombo project to UK investors on 26 April 2022 at the High Commission premises.
Delivering the welcome address, the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka ino the United Kingdom, Saroja Sirisena, stated that the education sector in Sri Lanka, which has a structure and framework coherent with the British education system, has always been a catalyst in strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries. She invited British companies to partner in brand education in Sri Lanka.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Chair of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC), Sir Hugo Swire, urged British companies to collaborate with and invest in Sri Lanka. He stated that CWEIC wished to closely work with Sri Lanka to help gain the investment recognition that it deserves.
Assistant Managing Director of the CHEC Port City Colombo, Thulci Aluwihare, joined the event virtually from Colombo and presented an overview of the Port City project which is the only water front planned city with modern facilities in Asia. He also updated potential investors on the progress of the port city construction and the investment opportunities it offers.
Speaking at the event, Chairman, Gateway Group, Dr. Harsha Alles, stated that they hoped to partner with a British school to establish an international school in the Port City aligning with the British system and ethos to cater to the South Asian region and beyond.
The final segment of the event was a Q and A session moderated by the Reginal Director-Sales & Marketing (UK) of CHEC Port City Colombo, Radhika Ellepola, with the participation of Deputy Chairman-Ideal Group, Aravinda de Silva, Senior Educational Advisor-OXYGY Group, John Shaw, Dr Harsha Alles and Thulci Aluwihare.