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* Opportunities for businesses from mega projects to come under focus at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit
Mon, Jul 17, 2017, 10:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's proposed mega development projects such as the Western Region Megapolis, Hambantota Logistics and Industrial Zone and also the ongoing Colombo Port City will come under focus at the upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

In a session titled, 'Realizing the Potential of Mega Development Projects,' speakers, will share insights on the significant opportunities, these projects will provide to both domestic and international businesses.

The session will kick start with presentations made by Hang Tian, Deputy General Manager of China Merchant Port Holdings Company Limited, Sanjay Ganesh Ubale, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited and Dr. Qu Jain, Vice President of China Development Institute and the Expert Committee Member of the Ministry of Commerce of China.

Later in the session, they will join in for a panel discussion which will also include Ms. Nadija Tambiah, ‎Head of Legal, Secretarial and CSR of John Keells Holdings PLC and Lakshman Jayasekera, Project Director, Ministry of Megapolis and Western Province Development. The session moderator will be Shamindra Kulamannage, Editor-In-Chief, Echelon Magazine.

The session, one out of the eight high profile sessions planned at the summit will focus on the challenges Sri Lanka's technocrats and legal system face in negotiating and regulating multi-billion dollar and multi-decade mega project concessions, international lessons gained out of similar projects, how can Sri Lankan companies' grab a piece of the action and latch on to the global supply chain linkages these mega projects create and what implications such projects will have on jobs and people of Sri Lanka.

The two day annual summit, organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will take place on the 25th and 26th July, 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo under the title of 'Execute - Transform - Realize'.

Those who wish to take part in the event, are requested to call on 115588852 or email to


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