Sri Lanka CSE woos investors from Australia and New Zealand


Mar 16, 2017 (LBO) – The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) will host a series of ‘Invest Sri Lanka’ Forums in Australia and New Zealand promoting capital market investment opportunities to ANZ investors and individuals of Sri Lankan origin.

The forum will be conducted in association with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan High Commission in Australia in Sydney on 20th March, Melbourne on 23rd and Auckland on 25th.

The Invest SL Forums are expected to draw a combined participation of over 500 institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals and residents of Sri Lankan origin in the region.

“Our immediate priority is to fulfill SEC’s mandate by initiating regulatory reforms and improving market infrastructure to ensure a level playing field in which issuers can raise funds and investors can participate with confidence,” Thilak Karunaratne, chairman of the SEC said.

“I am confident that ‘Invest Sri Lanka’ will provide investors based in both Australia and New Zealand an excellent chance to understand potential investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. This endeavour will facilitate the Government’s aspiration to attract more investments from the Diaspora to drive economic development.”

All events will feature a keynote address delivered by Niroshan Perera the State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, while the Chairman of the CSE Vajira Kulatilaka and Director General of the SEC Vajira Wijegunerwardane will make presentations.

A macroeconomic overview of the country will be provided by Maninda Wickramasinghe country head, Fitch Ratings Lanka, followed by insights on economic policy direction delivered by Yuthika Indraratne, director of economic research at the Central Bank.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by CSE CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike.

The events will feature several leading real estate developments in Sri Lanka in the capacity of event sponsors, including the Colombo Port City (Platinum Sponsor) One Galle Face by Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts (Platinum Sponsor) and the luxury apartment development by Altair (Corporate Sponsor).

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