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Book launch of ‘Foreign Policy Perspectives- Port City Colombo and International Financial Centre’


The book will be available for purchase at the Ambassadors Forum’s office at 27/14, Rosemead Place, Colombo 7. International or home delivery could be arranged by contacting the Ambassadors Forum (postage not included)

-Edited volume published by the Ambassadors Forum

The Ambassadors Forum launched the fourth instalment of the ‘Foreign Policy Perspectives’ book series titled ‘Foreign Policy Perspectives Port City Colombo and International Financial Centre’ at the Board of Investment auditorium on 8 April. This book launch was jointly organised by the Ambassadors Forum and the Board of Investment.

The event was graced by Deputy Secretary to the Treasury R.M.P. Rathnayake, Board of Investment Chairman Sanjaya Mohottala, Ambassadors Forum President and Chief Editor of the publication Amb. Sarath Wijesinghe PC, and CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd. Managing Director Jiang Houliang, along with other distinguished guests and contributors to the publication.

This publication presents a holistic appraisal of the Port City Colombo project. Eminent contributors who have been handpicked to contribute to the publication include academics, practitioners and policymakers who have penned expert articles relating to the Port City Colombo’s

-Financial benefits and viability.
Security dimensions and implications to the greater geographical region.
Engineering, construction, sustainability and environmental impacts.
Strategic value in relation to the current trends in regional and global geopolitics.
Legal aspects in relation to treaty and agreement drafting, jurisdiction and law enforcement.

Some of the key contributors to this publication include Ambassador D. Laksiri Mendis, General Daya Rathnayake, Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, Dr. Palitha Kohona, Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Professor Jeeva Niriella, Professor Sirimal Abeyratne, Dr. Harsh Cabral, Chandaka Jayasundara PC, Professor Samith Hettige, Dr. Asanga Gunawansa, Kassapa Senerath and Yasiru Ranaraja along with other experts who have authored 25 unique chapters relating to the Port City Colombo.