to attract investment at Asian summit
Sri Lanka is to get a rare opportunity to present the island's new
investment climate when President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga
addresses a gathering of top business and political leaders at the
East Asia Economic Summit in Singapore this week.
organised by the World Economic Forum, is to be held on October
12-14 and has as its theme the topic "Asia's future: Recapturing
dynamism". The chief executives of some of the world's top
companies will be taking part in the summit, along with economists
and academics from the region.
will make her main presentation at the summit on Tuesday October
14, speaking at the session 'Focus on South Asia'. She will be accompanied
by a high-level 15-member business delegation, which includes Ceylon
Chamber of Commerce chairman Tilak de Zoyza, Aitken Spence chairman,
Harry Jayawardena, and chairman of the Ceylinco Group Lalith Kotelawala.
She will also attend a reception hosted by Sri Lanka envoy in Singapore
for Singaporean businessmen.
Arjunna Mahendran said the visit of President Kumaratunga and her
delegation is "very significant" in terms of promoting
investment in the island.
give us a very high profile," he said. "The only heads
of state to address the summit will be President Kumaratunga and
the King of Jordan."The CEOs of Fortune 500 companies will
be there, specifically people with an interest in Asia," he