A Business delegation from Israel consisting of 18 entrepreneurs was hosted by the BOI recently. Dr Lakshman Jayaweera, Chairman of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka briefed the delegation on investment opportunities in Sri Lanka and on the country's improved business climate.
The Israeli delegation was led by Anat Bernstein - Reich, Vice President of the Israel -Asia Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson of the Israel-Sri Lanka Chamber of Commerce. The Israeli Companies were drawn from a wide spectrum of activities which included the following sections: Real estate, residential, commerce, innovation, dairy products, insurance, legal services, transportation, aviation maritime services, real estate, tourism, vegetables and herbs cultivation, finance, agriculture, water solutions, telecommunication, cosmetics and food value chain.
The delegation expressed their interest in investing in the island in a number of key sectors. The Israelis entrepreneurs also expressed interest in opportunities to invest in the country in order to engage in trade with third countries, with which Sri Lanka has entered into Free Trade Agreements. Currently Sri Lanka has FTAs with India and Pakistan.