Sri Lankan envoys to South India meet with industry professionals to seek business opportunities for bolstering economy

January, 13, 2021

Making a great initiative to start the New Year 2021, Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai organized a business interaction session with industry professionals who have been operating in legal, film and investment sectors in South India.

The objective of the session was to make the professionals aware of business and investment opportunities available in Sri Lanka and promote Sri Lanka as a destination for shooting South Indian films.

Welcoming the professionals, Actg. Deputy High Commissioner K. Kiritharan stressed the importance of doing business with Sri Lanka and cost advantages that can be gained due to the exclusive proximity of Sri Lanka to the southern part of India.

Followed by his opening remarks Third Secretary, Commercial Dilanga Hettiarachchi made a comprehensive presentation on trade, investment & tourism opportunities available in Sri Lanka and highlighted the concessions available under Indo- Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement (ISFTA).

During the discussion, the Mission officials requested them to visit Sri Lanka to explore the possibilities and opportunities available for making films. Accepting the request, an emerging player in the Tamil film industry B.E.Vijith stressed his intention to visit Sri Lanka with the group of film professionals comprising directors, producers and celebrities upon the resumption of the airports for commercial flights.  Further he urged his interest to meet with Sri Lanka`s leading TV Channels` professionals, film producers and directors.

Moreover, Senior Advocate K.K. Sivasshanmugam expressed his interest to provide their consultation generously whenever the Mission requires legal assistance. The Actg. Deputy High Commissioner agreed to facilitate their visit and enticed the participants to invest in Sri Lanka.