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Marina Square – Uptown Colombo, Sri Lanka’s first and largest harbor front development project, attracted the attention of outstanding entrepreneurs, representatives of the real estate industry and people of all circles in China at the recently held Sri Lanka Investment Opportunity and Real Estate Investment Forum. Hosted at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in China, the Forum was attended by Dr. Karunasena Kodithuwakku – Sri Lankan Ambassador in China and Mr. Alexi Gunasekara – Minister (Commercial) to China.

Focusing primarily on real estate investment opportunities, Marina Square highlighted the favourable environment present in Sri Lanka at the moment. It was emphasized that the ‘Belt and Road’ initiative would be an added benefit in general. Introducing the Marina Square – Uptown Colombo project, the team elaborated the investment advantages in one of the biggest development projects currently being executed.

Placed in close proximity to the Colombo International Financial City (Port City), Marina Square – Uptown Colombo carries the competitive edge while offering its investors an advantageous location. The Port City will attract mass interest both locally and globally in many avenues such as corporate, entertainment, technology and lifestyle. Marina Square will be set in place as the ideal real estate investment for the expected investors. These opportunities created much discussions and inquiries amongst the attendees.

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Addressing the guests, Dr. Karunasena Kodithuwakku – Sri Lankan Ambassador in China elaborated on the centuries long relationship the two countries enjoyed and the renewed vitality at present, mainly through investment opportunities. As such, he confirmed that Sri Lanka will provide a safe business environment for all investors. Furthermore, Mr. Alexi Gunasekara – Minister (Commercial) to China presented a detailed introduction of the present investment environment of the island and future prospects.

 

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For the first time, the Sri Lanka Embassy in Paris, jointly with the Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Relations has organized the Sri Lanka`s participation in the “Food Ingredient Europe - 2019 exhibition” which was held from 3rd to 5th December 2019 in Paris, France.

 

“Fi – Food Ingredient— Europe” is the world’s leading global food and beverage ingredients platform, held every two years in a major European city and this year it was in Paris, France. Fi –Food Ingredient Europe brings together the world's leading food and beverage suppliers and specialists in research and development, production and marketing to showcase the most diverse range of new and innovative ingredients and services. This year, the exhibition had over 27,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors. It showcased 15,000+ innovative food and beverage ingredients from around the world and made over 20 country pavilions available to all spectators.

 The Sri Lankan Pavilion was comprised of four exhibiting companies named: Jaindi Export (Pvt) Ltd, New Lanka Cinnamon Pvt Ltd, Manchiee De Coco Products and Kandetiya Agro Products (Pvt) Ltd, presenting products ranging from coconut-based products to spices, tea and other ailments. Along with the Sri Lankan exhibitors, the Commercial Division of the Embassy organized a stall under the flag of Sri Lanka, showcasing different Sri Lankan products to promote the food and beverage industry.

The Sri Lankan pavilion was ceremonially opened by the officials of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in France and the Sri Lankan exhibitors on its opening day.

Sri Lankan exhibitor’s appreciation of FI Europe was overwhelmingly positive with networking, partnership building and industry insights. The Sri Lankan participation at the 33rd edition of FI Europe witnessed and contributed to the latest industry innovations, special networking with peer businesses and educational opportunities to discuss and work towards the current trends, market insights, challenges and solutions in the food and beverage world.

 

The Sri Lanka’s participation was co-founded by the Department of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Relations and coordinated by the Department of Commerce and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in France.

 

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Opening of the stand

 

09.12.2019

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