China speaks to Dhammika on promoting Chinese projects

China had talks with Investment Promotion Minister Dhammika Perera today on promoting Chinese projects in Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Qi Zhenhong met with Perera and exchanged views on enhancing economic and trade cooperation, promoting Chinese invested projects in Sri Lanka as well as other topics of mutual interests, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said.

A gazette notice was issued this week bringing a number of institutions, including some Chinese funded projects under Investment Promotion Minister Dhammika Perera.

The gazette notice issued by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa brought the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Colombo Port City Economic Commission, Projects related to Colombo Port City, Department of Immigration and Emigration, Colombo Lotus Tower Management Company (Pvt.) Limited, Techno Park Development Company (Pvt.) Limited and Information Technology Parks under the Minister of Investment Promotion Dhammika Perera.

The new Minister has been tasked with promoting foreign direct investment and private sector investments in Sri Lanka.

Other duties entrusted to the new Minister includes formulation of policies, strategies, programmes and projects to enhance regional trade and investment cooperation, promotion, regulation and monitoring of economic development zones.

He has also been given the task to develop the Colombo Port City Special Economic Zone as an international business and services hub with specialized infrastructure and other facilities aimed at national interest and economic advancement.

Dhammika Perera also has the responsibility of establishing the Colombo Lotus Tower as a business model and promoting it as a tourist centre.

The business tycoon took oaths recently as a Member of Parliament replacing Basil Rajapaksa as a National List MP. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. There is a term as “Mini Kaputos”. This is used to identify those coffin salesmen, who wait near the Hospital mortuary gate. When the relatives of the dead person arrive from outstation, they provide instant service with condolence message, with tears in their eyes and sell coffins. They are very smart.

  2. It is said that when a mighty lion is in its death throes, gasping for breath, the jackals and hyenas who scrounge on the dead, will hover around the dying lion and try to poke at it, to grab what they can even before the beast is dead. In the end, they get what want, and the lion will feel every bite on its body, but helpless to thwart the attack. Sri Lanka is not at all a Lion, but every one of us are going to feel the pain, whether we are Pakshas, Ranils, Bandas, Kandhiahs, Peters or Mohameds! You know something? Even the small nets, used to catch Gold Fish and the cloth pegs, we already import from China. Don’t talk about heavy items.

  3. What is this about some Devine intervention in Sri Lanka? One of the Devils are to leave the earthly realms soon according to some media?

  4. Pichai Sundararajan (Sundar Pichai) is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google. Born in Madurai, India. If he exposes America or gives ideas to fix India’s corruption, the US will create stories to discredit him. And the Indian politicians will support the western stories to undermine Sundar Pichai to safeguard their positions. Basically, the western powers, especially the Five Eyes countries won’t allow anyone to undermine the western powers or give ideas to help the devolving countries to come up. Otherwise, the minority western powers will fall. I have sacrificed my life to help others, but South Asians, especially Tamils and Sinhalease are utter fools to understand anything valuable. No wonder why these fools fought Asia’s longest brutal civil war for decades and became the first bankrupt country in Asia.

  5. You are an idiot, if the Rajapaksas, TNA and Tamil diaspora leaders are listening to you. If they ignore you, most likely you are an intelligent man. The reality is, the western powers know what to say to those leaders to ignore talented people. This is how the western powers, especially the Five Eyes countries divide others to undermine the world’s majority. I used to believe that if you are well educated you will be acknowledged by everyone. That’s not always true.

  6. Whether China’s or others’ projects, nobody will succeed under the useless system. The western powers created COVID 19 to undermine developing countries. About time to reverse the western political system and allow hands full of people making the right decision to govern the country. This way, leaders do not need to worry about votes and they don’t need to play religious or language cards to get votes. This method will put an end to people’s dishonesty and laziness, because the leaders can take tough decisions on people without worrying about their votes. Above all, this method is the best way to unite the country.

  7. Rajapaksas family, friends and those running their criminal networks, proxies holding their money and those involved in other shady operations are filling up on fuel while the country is suffering!

    Emergency services are still struggling!

    So anyone driving around in those fuel guzzling vehicles out on long trips and merrymaking are all part of these criminals?

  8. The world stands with the citizenry in their fight to remove criminals from politics and China is the only one supporting criminals…

    Every country is cutting room for corruption with and aid on credit lines offered to Sri Lanka. This is going to end badly for China…

  9. There is a saying:”Money cannot buy class”. Dhammika Perera is a good example of that. My research suggests he started his career as a small time Crown and Anchor illegal gambling operator in a disused building opposite the Fort railway station. And is now a big-time manipulator of the Stockmarket (CSE).

    Anyone with knowledge of his background ?

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