Words : Indika Madapatha Sellahewa
Photos : Nirmala Dhananjaya
Armed and empowered with 28 years of hands on experience in interacting and facilitating both foreign and local investors, she is no newcomer to BOI. Joining as a young attorney at law, and being the only female in a territory that was dominated solely by male counterparts in the Boardroom, her long journey with BOI provides Weerakone with the knowhow and ability to address the challenges and take the organisation to greater heights to secure more foreign investments in a time that is most crucial to Sri Lanka, while promoting the country as the most profitable business hub and as the new Silicon Valley in Asia .
Strategically positioned, and connecting the 21st century Silk Road, Sri Lanka is a connectivity hub that sets it apart from other countries to provide investors with the ideal investment climate. With BOI providing a vast array of concessions and facilities to foreign investors, coupled with a highly talented and trained workforce, the island is the top pick for any multinational looking to set up profitable business, and Renuka Weerakone is geared to guide those looking to invest here with a 5 year strategic plan which covers goals, targets and objectives that are key components for attracting sustainable FDIs and re-investment.
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