Gautam Adani, chairman of the Adani Group, is scheduled to meet President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Monday (25).
“It is a private visit and Adani is expected to meet the President to discuss the West Container Terminal project,” a senior official told The Hindu on Sunday (24) night.
The source requested anonymity while confirming the “high profile visit” that is said to include meetings with “top Sri Lankan dignitaries”.
Adani’s visit comes less than a month after the Adani Group, in a virtual ceremony, signed a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) agreement with its Sri Lankan partner in the project John Keells Holdings, and the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), to jointly develop the West Container Terminal (WCT) at the Colombo Port.
According to sources in India familiar with the development, Adani “is interested in projects related to ports, power and renewable energy” in Sri Lanka.
“Adani will discuss possible projects in these sectors when he meets President Rajapaksa,” a source said.