Port City Colombo to become a gateway to South Asia Parliament passes bill establishing Special Economic Zone to enhance ease of doing business Source:-prnewswire.com COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The newly reclaimed land of 269 hectares in the heart of the Colombo Business District in Sri Lanka has been identified as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) by the Sri Lankan Parliament, paving the way for the creation of an International Business and Multi Services hub for South Asia called the Port City Colombo. The Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill sets a stable policy environment and an efficient framework of administrative processes. The bill significantly enhances ease of doing business through a single window facilitation, streamlined arbitration mechanism and globally benchmarked incentives. Slated as the ‘Gateway to South Asia‘, the project is a Public Private Partnership between the Government of Sri Lanka and project company CHEC Port City Colombo. Port City Colombo is situated alongside the Port ...

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MADAM JUSTICE TAMARA SUGUNASIRI – MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO – By: Upali Obeyesekere – Canada-Sri Lanka NEWS NETWORK OTTAWA, ON, July 2, 2021 /CNW/ – The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity. Tamara Sugunasiri, Case Management Master at the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto, is appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. Madam Justice Sugunasiri replaces Mr. Justice J.B. McMahon (Toronto), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective February 7, 2021. Quote “I wish Justices Black, Smith, Dubé, Presser, Sugunasiri, and Waters every success as ...

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