Continuation of Initiatives in the Realm of Economic Diplomacy…..

Ambassador Shobini Gunasekera discussed business and investments opportunities in Sri Lanka with Engr. Enunina Mangio over dinner on 14 October 2020 at the Makati Shangri La.

Engr. Enunina Mangio is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. She was the appointed Chairperson of the recently-held 46th Philippine Business Conference & Expo, the annual convention of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). She is also the Chairman of the Philippine- Korea Business Council and the Executive Director of the Philippine-USA Business Council.

She helms several local and multinational corporations as Chairman/CEO with interests in the restaurant/food service, renewable energy, mining, and property development. Most notable of her ventures is her restaurant chain which has 50+ branches all over the Philippines.

Engr. Mangio expressed her interest to study the possibility of establishing a franchise of her restaurant chain in Colombo as well as to network with reputed Ceylon tea brand for a distributorship in the Philippines. On the other hand, Ambassador Gunasekera elaborated on other viable opportunities in the industries of spices, apparels, gems/jewelry, IT-BPM, etc. as well as the investment opportunities in the Colombo Port City.

The meeting is a part of the series of exploratory interactions between the Embassy and the PCCI and relevant business stakeholders in the Philippines with a view to pursuing collaborative engagements with the business sector in Sri Lanka.

Mrs. Thanuja Dissanayake, Minister/Head of Chancery, Mr. Gerald Nuñez, Trade Officer of the Embassy, and Mr. Edwin Glindro, PCCI Assistant Secretary General, joined the fruitful meeting.

Embassy of Sri Lanka
16 October 2020