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The Colombo Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission successfully concluded the Invest Sri Lanka Forums in London, UK and Edinburgh, Scotland recently. Separately presentations were made to Sri Lankan diaspora in London as well, hosted by the Sri Lanka High Commission in the UK. To coincide with the latest investor promotion, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe inaugurated the day’s trading of the London Stock Exchange which was the venue of the forum in Europe’s popular financial capital. UK Premier-appointed Trade Envoy for Sri Lanka UK MP Ranil Jayawardena and LSE Group CEO David Schwimmer were present. A high-powered delegation of officials and private sector shareholders attended both events which drew good response from the investing community in London and Edinburgh. There were 13 listed Sri Lankan companies attending – John Keells Holdings PLC, Commercial Bank PLC, HNB, Sampath Bank, Dialog Axiata PLC, Melstacorp PLC, People’s Leasing and Finance PLC, Nations Trust Bank PLC, Aitken Spence PLC, Tokyo Cement Company PLC, Sunshine Holdings PLC, Union Bank PLC and Resus Energy PLC. The official delegation comprised State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, Monetary Board member Nihal Fonseka, CSE Chairman Ray Abeywardena, CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike, Head of Market Development Niroshan Wijesundere, SEC Chairman Ranel T. Wijesinha, Director General Vajira Wijegunawardane, and Director, External Relations and Surveillance Tushara Jayaratne. Several stockbrokers also attended the two events. Among speakers were the London Stock Exchange CEO Nikhil Rathi, former Steuart Investors Portfolio Manager Angus Tulloch and Lynear Wealth Management Managing Director Dr. Naveen Gunawardane.




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