High Commissioner Rohitha Bogollagama chaired “Sri Lanka Business Drive -2024” in Glasgow, Scotland

As part of the ‘Sri Lanka Business Drive – 2024’ initiative which was launched under the guidance of His Excellency Rohitha Bogollagama, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the UK, a business and investment networking breakfast Roundtable meeting, organised by the Sri Lanka High Commission, was held on 17th February 2024 at VOCO Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland,

This business gathering marked the first ever Sri Lankan business dialogue of that nature in Glasgow, organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in London in collaboration with the UK and the Sri Lankan business community in Scotland. The Roundtable event brought together around 20 senior selected representatives from various business and investment sectors, including notable institutions and companies as potential business partners for Sri Lanka such as the Glasgow Trade Chambers, Asia Scotland Institute, Scottish Asian Business Chamber, Scottish Financial Enterprise, Aberdeen City Council, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of West Scotland, University of Bolton, University of Strathclyde, National Trust for Scotland, Cross Ethnic Glasgow, Orwell Group, Belli International Real Estates, Unitas UK, Jacob Com Ltd, and LK Shipping etc,.

His Excellency Bogollagama chaired and moderated the Roundtable while delivering opening remarks covering the economic trajectory of Sri Lanka and, giving the latest on the positive investment and business climate in the country. He invited investments both in BOI projects as well as in the Colombo Port City. The discussion also focused on two-way trade, commerce mainly on Sri Lanka export products of apparel, Ceylon Tea, processed food etc, and on investment opportunities in the sectors of manufacturing, renewable energy & green economy, real estate & property development, fish processing, education & digital universities, sports collaborations, tourism heritages & infrastructure etc.

Participants actively engaged in the discussion as an interactive dialogue, raising questions, expressing their concerns, and sharing testimonials about their positive experiences in doing business with, and investing in, Sri Lanka.

This series of targeted investment Roundtable sessions aims to serve as a platform to explore and strengthen partnerships, exchange insights, and to discuss the evolving investment landscape in Sri Lanka.

On 28th and 29th of March this year, the High Commission, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tea Board, is planning to host a series of Ceylon Tea promotional events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen in Scotland. The goal is to popularize the Ceylon Tea brand among the Scottish community and consumers. These events will include the Ceylon Tea promotions in Auchenblae, Aberdeen, the birthplace of James Taylor, the Father of Ceylon Tea.

High Commission of Sri Lanka

19 January 2024