The Board of investment of Sri Lanka hosted a delegation from the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Beijing Chapter who was visiting Sri Lanka to study the potential for trade and investments between the two countries. The Chinese business delegation which was led by CCPIT Director Lin Hai, expressed interest in areas of investment in software and hardware development, the manufacture of hydrogen and nitrogen based product, logistics including the warehousing of chemical product for transshipment overseas using Sri Lanka as a hub, network security, gems and jewellery, the assembly of equipment and education.
A presentation in Chinese by Vipula Jayasinghe, Senior Deputy Director (Promotion) responsible for China of BOI included the many advantages Sri Lanka offers to Chinese investors as well as the long standing friendly relations that have developed between the Governments and the people of both countries.
The BOI delegation consisted of Executive Director (Promotion) Prasanjith Wijayathilake, Director (Media and Publicity) Dilip S. Samarasinghe, Director (Promotion) Nilupul De Silva, Horana EPZ Senior Deputy Director Nelson Kumarapeli and Senior Deputy Director (Promotion) Vipula Jayasinghe.
CCPIT is China’s leading Chamber of Commerce that has chapters throughout the Chinese territory and includes all leading Chinese enterprises. It was founded in 1952 with the objective of developing co-operation and exchanges with foreign countries.
This particular delegation consisted of eight entrepreneurs from Beijing.