Colombo Stock Exchange takes Road Shows to Singapore

by Zacki Jabbar in Singapore

SINGAPORE : The Colombo Stock Exchange in partnership with the Securities Exchange Commission and Singapore-Lanka Business Commission has taken its Road Shows to Singapore.

Entitled "Invest Sri Lanka ", the Forum would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday. He is scheduled to arrive in Singapore this morning.

The Road Show is being held as a sequel to the modern Free Trade Agreement that was signed between Sri Lanka and Singapore in record time recently, with the Prime Ministers of both countries playing a leading role.

Wickremesinghe is also expected to meet with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong on the sidelines of the Forum.

A host of international fund managers and investors based in Singapore, considered a financial hub, are expected to attend " Invest Sri Lanka."

Thelisted Sri Lankan companies participating are John KeellsHoldings, National Development Bank, Commercial Bank, Dialog Axiata,Hatton National Bank, Hemas, Sampath Bank, DFCC, Access Engineering,Tokyo Cement, Seylan, Lion Brewery, Softlogic, Sunshine Holdings andWalkers CML.

Among theothers scheduled to speak at the Forum are Central Bank Governor Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in SingaporeNimal Weeraratne, CSE Chairman Ray Abeywardena, CEO RajeevaBandaranaike, SEC Director General Vajira Wijegunawardane, AberdeenStandard Investments Managing Director Hugh Young, CGEC Port CityColombo Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Liang Thow Ming, Kuok(Singapore) Ltd. Chairman Kuok Khoon Ean, DBS Group Research MD andChief Economist Taimur Baig, Softlogic Holdings Head of InvestmentsNiloo Jayatilake and Singapore Sri Lanka Business AssociationPresident Angelo Perera.

Thepromotional partners are the Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore,the Singapore Business Federation, Singapore International Chamber ofCommerce, Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka. 

TheForum’s platinum sponsors are DBS Bank Singapore, Capital AllianceLtd., Wilmar Holdings and B.P. de Silva Holdings, Singapore. The goldsponsors are CT CLSA, Acuity, Asia Securities and Ceylon Guardian. The bronze sponsor is Swellings Group.

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