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President reconstitutes BOI Board
The newly appointed members of the BOI Board met with the State Minister of Aviation and Export Zones Development D.V. Chanaka yesterday.
The new Board comprises Chairman Eng. Raja A. Edirisuriya, Micro Holdings Ltd. Chairman/CEO Dr. Lawrence Perera, President’s Counsel Kushan D’Alwis, Tantri Trailers Ltd. MD Athula Haputantri, and International Investment Banker Jayamin Pelpola.
The purpose of this meeting was to revive the existing investment promotion strategies at the BOI and to make it more effective to attract FDI to the country.
Chairman Edirisuriya welcomed the new Board Members, and stated: “I am confident that the extensive knowledge and the professional background of the new Board Members will ensure a clear and focused strategy to fulfil the aspirations of the BOI as the National Investment Promotion Agency in the country.”
During their discussion, State Minister Chanaka said that the focus of the BOI should be President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s vision of fulfilling the Government’s ambitious economic goals under the ‘Vistas of Prosperity’.
Hence, it was emphasised the significance of development of the newly proposed Export Processing Zones and Investment facilitation to fast-track the country’s economic goals to the next level.